GLENVIEW, Ill., April 21, 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 support U.S. military servicemen and women by announcing a new partnership with the Jason McKie Foundation, a Chicago-based charitable organization that works to raise awareness and provide emergency support for military families.
Combined Insurance, named by G.I. Jobs magazine as the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the country for the past two years, announced the partnership during a special ceremony this week at its headquarters in Glenview, Ill. At the ceremony, representatives from Combined Insurance presented a check for $5,000 to former pro football player Jason McKie for his veteran-focused foundation.
"At Combined Insurance, it is important for us to give back to organizations that support our nation's military veterans—in both time and resources," said Joseph Pennington, National Military Programs Manager at Combined Insurance. "We are honored to partner with the Jason McKie Foundation, which has gone above and beyond to help veterans by establishing scholarships for military dependents, providing emergency assistance for individual families to pay their medical and financial bills, and much more."
Through this partnership, Combined Insurance will be recognized as the number one sponsor for fundraising events that the Jason McKie Foundation hosts throughout 2016, including the Muller Acura Auto Show and Truck Pull in Merrillville, Ind. on May 14. All proceeds from Combined Insurance's annual golf tournament, taking place August 25 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Ill., will also be donated to the Jason McKie Foundation.
McKie witnessed firsthand the sacrifices of our servicemen and women, growing up with a father who served in the Air Force for more than 20 years. Following his successful pro football career, McKie wanted to help veterans who were in need and launched the Jason McKie Foundation in 2008.
"I am looking forward to partnering with Combined Insurance, a company that has demonstrated it is aligned with the goal of the Jason McKie Foundation—to help our servicemen and women who are in emergency need and deserve our support," said Jason McKie.
Combined Insurance works with many military and veteran-focused organizations. In addition to the Jason McKie Foundation, Combined Insurance has provided support for Luke's Wings, the Fisher House Foundation, Snowball Express, the USO, and the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
Named the number one Military Friendly Employer for the last two years, Combined Insurance has hired more than 2,500 military veterans and those with a military background since launching its veteran recruiting program in 2010. The supplemental insurance provider is committed to hiring 2,800 more by the end of 2017.
For more information on Combined and its military veteran program, visit http://www.combinedinsurance.com/military.
About the Jason McKie Foundation
The Jason McKie Foundation was launched by former pro football player Jason McKie in 2008. Its mission is to provide emergency support for military families and to raise awareness of the challenges veterans and their families face after they leave the military. Since its inception, the McKie Foundation has raised thousands of dollars to support servicemen and women and their families through charity raffles, auctions, and fundraising events, including the Jason McKie Foundation Tee-up Celebrity Golf Benefit. For information on the Jason McKie Foundation, visit www.jasonmckie.com.
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 www.combinedinsurance.com.
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 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.new.chubb.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance