CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, celebrated their Number One Military Friendly® Employer designation for 2019 on Tuesday, October 23rd at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Nearly 100 Combined Insurance employees, local veteran organizations and community members came together at the Chicago Cultural Center to honor the company's number one Military Friendly® designation in the over $1B revenue category for 2019. This is the company's eighth consecutive year on the top 10 employer list and fifth consecutive year in the top five. For 2019, Combined was also recognized as the #1 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. This is the first time VIQTORY has named one sole company to two distinct Military Friendly® lists.
"Veterans exemplify commitment and courage, two important qualities that align with both Combined and Chubb's valued traits," said Kevin Goulding, Combined Insurance President. "This magnificent award is a testament to our commitment to doing the right thing—hiring and supporting veterans and their family members who have sacrificed so much for our country."
The ceremony began with a welcome by Doug Abercrombie, SVP and Chief Agency Officer at Combined Insurance and introduction to the Color Guard from Rickover Naval Academy, and the singing of the National Anthem performed by Alleece Baker.
Also presenting at the ceremony was Kevin Goulding, Combined Insurance President, who highlighted the company's veteran initiative, and keynote speaker Gigi Alfonso, U.S. Navy Veteran and Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Chicago.
During the program, Mike Stevens, CEO of VIQTORY, brought to the stage, Bob Wiedower, VP of Sales Development and Military Programs to accept the award.
"As a retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, I know how important it is to join an organization where veterans can continue to serve others and expand their skills in a civilian career" said Stevens. "I am proud to give this award to Combined Insurance; and recognize them for their dedication to supporting the military community."
Since launching its veteran recruiting program in 2010, Combined Insurance has partnered with the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment initiative, and guarantees any veteran or military spouse an interview with the company. This partnership is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with hundreds of partner employees who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.
In addition to providing meaningful employment, Combined Insurance also gives back to military and veteran-focused charities through employee volunteerism and corporate donations. The company has given back to organizations, such as Luke's Wings, The Fisher House Foundation, USO of Illinois and Heartland Alliance – Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident & health, disability, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is ranked the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the over $1B revenue category for 2019 by VIQTORY. This is the company's eighth consecutive year on the top 10 list and fifth consecutive year in the top 5—Combined Insurance was previously named the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the nation for 2015 and 2016. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.
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.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at VIQTORY.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance