Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, held a veteran employment summit and panel discussion alongside Luke’s Wings, a military-veteran charitable partner of the company. Combined Insurance was recently named the #1 Military Friendly ® Employer and #1 Military Friendly ® Spouse Employer in the nation for 2019 by VIQTORY.
The panel discussion focused around enhancing the lives of veterans by promoting their well-being and success post-military service.
“Veterans have unique skills that are valuable in the workplace, but those skills may be underutilized if employers do not have military experience,” said Bob Wiedower, VP of Sales Development and Military Programs at Combined Insurance. “That can be challenging to veterans as they seek employment after their military service. At Combined, we take pride in providing meaningful employment and supporting them while they are here. Additionally, we give back in both time and donations to support not only our employees, but our military veteran community as well.”
A veteran himself, Bob Wiedower moderated the panel discussion and contributed his firsthand experience and knowledge of veteran employment. The panelists were Robert Mikyska, State Director, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service, Justin Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator at Rush University Medical Center, Chris Dillon, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at Walgreens Boots Alliance and Weston Polaski, President of SVA Illinois and Co-Founder Victor Tech Inc.
The event began with an introduction from Lindsay Gill, Executive Director, Business Development, at Luke’s Wings. Gill highlighted the strong relationship between Combined Insurance and Luke’s Wings, and the support the company provides to their mission through sponsorships and sizeable donations as part of an internal sales program called ‘Operation GiveBack.’
“We are grateful for the support of companies like Combined Insurance who are dedicated to seeking and hiring as many veterans as possible,” said Gill. “The Veteran Summit and Panel Discussion was a demonstration of Combined’s commitment and thought leadership in the discussion around enhancing the lives of veterans through their career success post-military service.”
Prior to the panel discussion, Lindsay Gill introduced the keynote speaker, Edward Schrank. A former U.S. Marine and cancer survivor, Schrank spent 14 years in the military and is now a successful small business owner.
Combined Insurance Company of America 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 eight consecutive years on Ward’s 50® Top Performing Health-Life Insurance Companies list. Furthermore, Combined Insurance has received numerous accolades throughout the years for its veteran-friendly hiring practices.
In addition to providing meaningful employment, Combined Insurance also gives back to military and veteran-focused charities through employee volunteerism and corporate donations. Including Luke’s Wings, the company has given back to organizations such as 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 also a 2018 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the seventh consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5.
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.