Jim St. Vincent, human resources vice president at American Family Insurance
"We are honored to have earned this achievement which gives us the designation as a 'best place to work for LGBT equality'."
Jim St. Vincent, human resources vice president at American Family Insurance
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American Family named one of the best workplaces for LGBT equality

Summary

American Family Insurance is the only Madison-based company to have earned a perfect score on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

(Madison, Wis.) (Nov. 18, 2015) – American Family Insurance is proud to have earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

American Family Insurance is the only employer based in Madison, Wisconsin to receive the perfect score, joining the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“We are honored to have earned this achievement which gives us the designation as a ‘best place to work for LGBT equality’,” says Jim St. Vincent, vice president of human resources at American Family Insurance. “This doesn’t mean we’re perfect or can take it for granted now that we’ve achieved this score, but we will need to continually work at it,” says Jim.

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

“American Family is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture because it strengthens our business,” says Mary Schmoeger, chief administration officer at American Family Insurance.

“By promoting workplace equality we attract and keep diverse, talented and engaged employees,” says Schmoeger. “It also appeals to consumers who want to do business with companies that have thoughtful inclusion policies in place,” says Schmoeger.

American Family Insurance scored 85 on the study in 2015. Improvements supported by a business resource group of employees helped the company achieve the perfect score.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis. - based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web www.amfam.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter www.twitter.com/amfam; Google+ plus.google.com/+amfam/

About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.