GLENVIEW, Ill., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, today announced Bob Wiedower as the company's new Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs.
As Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs, Wiedower will be responsible for facilitating key sales development and support initiatives, along with further developing Combined Insurance's nationwide military sales markets and overarching military/veteran program.
Since the beginning of 2014, Combined Insurance has hired more than 3,100 veterans and family members. The company is committed to hiring 3,000 more veterans and family members by the end of 2018.
"Bob has more than thirty years of experience as a proven military and business leader and we are excited to welcome him to our team," said Doug Abercrombie, Chief Agency Officer at Combined Insurance. "Bob's longstanding tenure within the insurance industry, leading large sales, operations and military initiatives, along with his years of honorable military service to our country make him an ideal fit for our company and this position."
Wiedower comes to Combined after fifteen years at USAA in a variety of sales, marketing, and operations roles. He is also a decorated veteran, having spent 22 years in the United States Marine Corps where he retired as a Commanding Officer.
During his time in the USMC, Wiedower led a squadron during combat operations and achieved the highest operational readiness rates in the squadron's history. His squadron was also selected as the CY 2000 Marine Corps Aviation Association's Prowler Squadron of the Year.
This year, Combined Insurance was ranked once again as a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer for 2017 by G.I. Jobs Magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year that Combined Insurance has made the top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the top 5—the company was previously named the Number One Military Friendly® Employer in the nation in 2015 and 2016.
Combined Insurance has an A+ (Superior) financial strength rating by A.M. Best, one of the world's top insurance rating firms. The company has also been recognized for seven consecutive years on Ward's 50® Top Performing Health-Life Insurance Companies list.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named a Top Military Friendly® Employer in 2017 by G.I. Jobs – marking the sixth consecutive year the company has been named a Top 5 Military Friendly® Employer.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance