Combined Insurance Donates $50,000 to Veteran-Focused Charitable Organizations
Providing Support as Part of Its Operation Veteran GiveBack Program

CHICAGO, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In demonstration of its continued commitment to supporting U.S. military servicemen and women, Combined Insurance recently donated a total of $50,000 to two military and veteran-related charitable organizations with check presentations at its Chicago headquarters.

From L to R: Tony O’Dierno, SVP/Zone Manager, Combined Insurance; Kevin Goulding, President,Combined Insurance; Fletcher Gill, Founder/CEO of Luke’s Wings; Sergeant First Class Rick Kolberg,recipient of Luke’s Wings services while recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center;Doug Abercrombie, SVP/Chief Agency Officer, Combined Insurance; Bob Wiedower, Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs, Combined Insurance; Peter Leighton, SVP of Field Development, Combined Insurance

As a leading provider of individual and group supplemental accident & health, disability, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, Combined Insurance continues the charitable legacy of its founder, W. Clement Stone, who aimed to "make the world a better place." In his lifetime, Stone donated more than $275 million to civic groups and charitable organizations.

Last week, Combined Insurance donated $30,000 to Washington, D.C.-based Luke's Wings and $20,000 to Chicago-based Heartland Alliance, respectively. The donations resulted from Combined Insurance's Operation Veteran GiveBack program – a two-week program in which the top two Zones with the highest in-field percentage during the last two weeks of the year (accumulatively) earn the honor of presenting a donation to a military or veteran-related charitable organization of their choice.

Combined Insurance's East Zone, which covers territory from Maine to Florida, finished in first place and selected Luke's Wings as their charitable recipient, while the company's Central Zone, which covers territory throughout the central and southern parts of the country, finished in second place and selected Heartland Alliance's Support Services for Veteran Families Program.

"It is an honor to support and recognize both of these incredible and inspiring organizations and help contribute to the services they provide the veteran and military communities," said Bob Wiedower, Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs at Combined Insurance. "This is the fourth year of this program, and the sales agents in these zones worked very hard during those two weeks to ensure we have the privilege of giving back to our nation's heroes."

Luke's Wings is a national organization that provides free travel and travel planning services for families of wounded warriors and veterans so that they can be together during times of treatment and recovery. Combined Insurance has partnered with the organization for the past four years and received their "Community Impact Award" in 2017.

Heartland Alliance is more than 125 years old and is a leading anti-poverty organization to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty or seeking safety. They provide a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice. As it pertains to veterans, Heartland Alliance has a Support Services for Veteran Families Program, which supports low or very low income veteran families by providing housing stability.

With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance was named a Top 5 Military Friendly® Employer in 2018 by G.I. Jobs – marking the sixth consecutive year that Combined Insurance has made the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5.

About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident & health, disability, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2018 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the seventh consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5. In New York, products are underwritten by Combined Life Insurance Company of New York (Latham, N.Y.). For more information, please visit

About 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.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength 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:

Combined Insurance Donates $20,000 to Heartland Alliance. Pictured from L to R: Bob Wiedower, Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs, Combined Insurance; Kevin Goulding, President of Combined Insurance; Betsy Leonard, Vice President of Engagement at Heartland Alliance; Israel Stacy, Senior Vice President and Zone Manager at Combined Insurance (PRNewsFoto/Combined Insurance)

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