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American Family Insurance recognized as a 5 Star Employer for veterans

Company earns the highest-level award from VETS Indexes Employer Awards

American Family Insurance has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a top employer for veterans by VETS Indexes. This year, the company has earned the designation VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer in the 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

In 2022, American Family earned a four-star rating from VETS Indexes. By implementing even stronger policies and practices, the company was able to better serve military and veteran employees and earn a five-star rating.

The VETS Indexes tracks the performance of companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans. The program analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories: 

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

“American Family Insurance stands out from the pack as one of the best employers nationwide for veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes, in a statement. 

American Family is committed to serving those who serve our country through our inclusive culture, hiring practices, family support andCesar Pinzon more. American Family also offers a Military and Veteran’s Business Resource Group for employees, one of several employee-led affinity groups that provide networking, education and input on business practices and decisions, particularly regarding diversity and inclusion.

“As more and more employers recognize the cutting-edge technical skills and soft skills veterans bring to the workplace, we want to be recognized as a leader in supporting veterans,” said Cesar Pinzon, American Family Insurance vice president of inclusive excellence. “I’m proud of our ongoing initiatives to support veterans and their families and hope we can inspire other companies wanting to do the same.”

For more information about the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, visit their website.


About the American Family Insurance group 
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 12th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The GeneralHomesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has nearly 13,000 employees nationwide.

About VETS Indexes: VETS Indexes is a leading voice on veteran employment issues, overseeing the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, hosting the twice-yearly Employing U.S. Vets Conference, unearthing unique and unprecedented data on veteran employment through the Veteran Employment Benchmarking Service, and developing custom indexes, linked to financial products, that track the performance of the publicly traded companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans.