CHICAGO, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance employees participated in a volunteer activity at the Fisher House in Hines, Ill., for the second year. The company has supported the foundation through sizeable corporate donations in the past to Fisher Houses in Texas and Florida as part of their military-focused charitable giving program.
A team of 16 employees performed gardening duties and helped clean and beautify the grounds, which serve as a 'home away from home' for family members, caregiver or loved ones of patients who are receiving medical care at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.
"Combined Insurance actively seeks out opportunities to help the military community and its veterans," said Bob Wiedower, Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs at Combined Insurance. "After spending 22 years as a Marine Corps Officer, I recognize the value and importance of the Hines Fisher House, an organization that helps military families every year by providing a place where they can feel safe and welcome during difficult times. I am honored to volunteer my time to such an outstanding organization."
Founded in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, The Fisher House Foundation provides temporary residence for the families and loved ones of wounded military and veterans who receive treatment at VA medical centers.
"We are very fortunate that the community has embraced our home, and continually donate both money and time to help with its upkeep. But, in order to provide the level of service that we need to for our military families, it is important that organizations like Combined Insurance continue to step up and contribute, whether it's through volunteering their time, financial donations or in-kind support. We want the Fisher House to be a 'home away from home' for our guests, and having a beautiful landscape and garden is a big part of that," says Holly Wright, Manager, Hines Fisher House.
Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, has received numerous accolades throughout the years for its veteran-friendly corporate practices. The company was named a Top 5 Military Friendly® Employer in 2018 by G.I. Jobs—marking the seventh consecutive year that Combined Insurance has made the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5. And, this year, was named a 'Best for Vets' employer by Military Times.
In addition to providing meaningful employment, Combined Insurance also gives back to military and veteran-focused charities through employee volunteerism and corporate donations. The company has given back and provided support to numerous military and veteran-focused organizations, such as Luke's Wings, USO of Illinois and Heartland Alliance – Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
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. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.
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: chubb.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance