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Ҵý Earns 100 Percent On 2017 Corporate Equality Index For LGBT Workplace Equality

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý today announced it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 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 (HRC) Foundation, for the second consecutive year.

Businesses that achieve a rating of 100 percent in the CEI are recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" and also earn a spot in HRC's "Buyer's Guide," which indicates companies, products and services that support LGBT workplace inclusion. The effort to earn this perfect score is led by Pride@Ҵý, Ҵý's employee network made up of LGBT and straight ally employees.

"We are proud to have earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index for the second consecutive year, as it affirms our belief that we are an organization that truly recognizes LGBT-inclusion in the workplace," said Liz Aguinaga, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ҵý. "Years ago we recognized the significant value of supporting and serving all of our employees, customers and business associates – with no exceptions. Pride@Ҵý continues to influence a work environment that values everyone and connects to the diverse communities where our employees and customers live and work."

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 employers 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 2017 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 andcasualtycompany. Ҵý's insurance products include 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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