Combined Insurance Donates $50,000 to Military and Veteran-Focused, Charitable Organizations
Luke's Wings and USO of Illinois Selected as Donation Recipients

GLENVIEW, Ill., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, demonstrated its continued commitment to supporting U.S. military servicemen and women by announcing donations totaling $50,000 to two military and veteran-focused, charitable organizations.

Combined Insurance donates $30,000 to Luke's Wings, a national organization that provides free travel and travel planning services for the families of wounded warriors and veterans. Fletcher Gill, Co-Founder of Luke's Wings and Lindsay Gill, Executive Director, Business Development and Corporate Sponsorship (center) accept the donation from Combined Insurance representatives (pictured left to right) Doug Abercrombie, Chief Agency Officer; Brad Bennett, President; Arthur Kandarian, SVP, Business...

Combined Insurance was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the country by G.I. Jobs Magazine in 2015 and 2016. The donations are the result of Combined Insurance's Operation Veteran GiveBack program—a two-week program in which the supplemental insurers' sales regions compete with each other to bring in the most sales. The regions that finish in the top two positions then have the opportunity to select which military or veteran-focused, charitable organization receives donations.

"We conducted our second annual Operation Veteran GiveBack, and this program has resulted in donations of $100,000 over the past two years to very worthwhile, non-profit organizations which serve our Nation's Veterans and their families," says Arthur Kandarian, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Combined Insurance and retired Army Colonel. "This program is a great way for our agents and managers to give back and to show thanks to the servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to serving their country."

Combined Insurance's East Zone, which covers territory from Maine to Tennessee, finished in first place and selected Luke's Wings as the recipient of a $30,000 donation. Luke's Wings is a national organization that provides free travel and travel planning services for the families of wounded warriors and veterans, so that they can be together during times of treatment and recovery.

"Luke's Wings is honored to have provided more than 2,500 airline tickets to spouses, mothers, children, fiancées, friends and battle buddies since 2008. Every day we witness both the struggles and triumphs of our wounded warriors on their road to recovery.  Luke's Wings is founded on the belief that our wounded deserve a partner every step of the way, and we thank Combined Insurance for helping to make many of those flights possible," says Lindsay Gill, Executive Director of Business Development and Corporate Sponsorship at Luke's Wings.

The Central Zone, which spans from Ohio through North Dakota, took second place in Operation Veteran GiveBack. The region decided that its $20,000 donation would support the USO of Illinois. Celebrating its 75th year in 2016, the USO is the nation's leading organization that serves active duty men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform.

Alison Ruble, President and CEO of the USO of Illinois, accepted the donation on behalf of the USO. "The USO of Illinois is grateful for the support of Combined Insurance through the Operation Veteran GiveBack initiative, which will help us continue to deliver care and comfort through our USO centers and connection to community resources through hundreds of programs for our local military members and their families.  As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we know it takes dedicated support and leadership from our local communities to make our mission possible. We salute Combined Insurance for helping us make a difference in the lives of service members and their families," says Ruble.

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Combined Insurance 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.

About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015 and 2016. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. For more information about Combined Insurance products, career opportunities or to contact a local sales agent, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit

About the New Chubb
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

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