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Ҵý Earns 100 Percent on 2016 Corporate Equality Index for LGBT Workplace Equality

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"We are proud to have earned a perfect score on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, as it affirms our belief that we are an organization that truly recognizes LGBT-inclusion in the workplace," said Tom Pontarelli, executive vice president and chief administration officer, Ҵý. "Years ago we recognized the significant value of supporting and serving all of our employees, customers and business associates, with no exceptions. Plus, it was simply the right thing to do. We are proud to work in an environment where everyone knows they matter and to connect with diverse communities where our employees, customers and associates live and work."

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

For more information about the 2016 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit . To learn more about Ҵý's commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit .

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Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, Ҵý is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 14th largest property and casualty company. Ҵý's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. Ҵý's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit Ҵý at . "Ҵý" is a service mark registered by Ҵý Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain Ҵý Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "Ҵý" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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