Combined Insurance Honors Veterans Day

Continues Its Commitment to Military Veterans

GLENVIEW, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident,
and life
products, and an ACE Group company, continues its
commitment to hiring our nation’s military servicemen and women and
honors Veterans Day by recognizing and remembering all who have served.

Named the number one Military Friendly® Employer for 2015 by G.I. Jobs
magazine, Combined Insurance is dedicated to helping our nation’s
military veterans and those with a military background find meaningful
employment as they transition back into civilian lives. The U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 240,000 to 360,000 servicemen and
women are currently leaving the military each year. According to the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately one out of two
separating post-9/11 veterans will face a period of unemployment.

Since launching the veteran recruiting program in mid-2010, Combined
Insurance has hired more than 2,500 veterans and those with a military
background, and plans to hire 2,800 more over the next two years. In
2014 alone, 42 percent of Combined Insurance’s new hires were veterans
or had military backgrounds. So far this year, 32 percent of the
company’s new hires are veterans or those with military backgrounds. As
part of its overall hiring strategy, Combined Insurance is seeking
veterans to fill a variety of positions, including sales agents,
territory managers, market directors, and administrative and corporate
staff positions.

Art Kandarian, retired U.S. Army Colonel, is the Senior Vice President
of Business Development, leading military markets, for Combined
Insurance. Kandarian states: “Having more than 27 years in the military,
I know that there are many veterans today finding it challenging to find
meaningful employment. We want to let them know Combined Insurance is
actively seeking to hire veterans and those with a military background.
We value the traits of those that come from the military—responsible,
disciplined, hard-working, determined, and committed to helping others,
and our company is willing to go the extra mile to help them onboard and
train to make a successful transition.”

Joseph Pennington, retired Navy, National Military Program Manager, at
Combined Insurance, said, “What makes our military veteran program
unique is that we offer a holistic approach—providing our military
veterans with meaningful career opportunities, training, and the support
that they need to be successful. We are committed to our military
veterans and demonstrate this every day through our military
veteran-focused hiring, training, onboarding, mentoring, ongoing
development, and our community involvement. Our military veteran
initiative is strong, and we will continue to make it even stronger in
2016 and beyond.”

In addition to its focus on a holistic, high quality veteran employment
experience, Combined Insurance gives back in both time and money to
several veteran charities. Combined Insurance is a proud supporter of
Luke’s Wings, the Fisher House Foundation, Snowball Express, and the
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation—giving sizeable donations to those
organizations in 2015. Combined Insurance employees have also engaged in
several volunteer activities at V.A. hospitals in the Chicagoland area.

Combined Insurance is a leading provider of individual supplemental
accident, disability, health, and life insurance products and an ACE
Group company. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business
Bureau, and 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 six consecutive years as a leading provider of
supplemental insurance on Ward’s 50 Top Performing Health-Life Insurance
Companies list. Combined Insurance was honored by G.I. Jobs magazine
as the number one Military Friendly® Employer for 2015, and was also
recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a 2015 Top
Veteran-Friendly Company.

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance Company of America is a leading provider of
individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance
products and an ACE Group company. With a field sales force and
corporate staff in excess of 5,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance
meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For
more information and to view career opportunities, visit

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