ERIE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Erie Insurance has received a perfect score of 100 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmark on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The index is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"We remain committed to fostering and celebrating diversity and inclusiveness among our employees, agents, customers and the communities where we work and live," said Tesha Nesbit Arrington, ERIE's director of diversity and inclusion. "We're proud to receive a perfect score two years in a row and find it a source of inspiration to continue our efforts to create an inclusive work environment."
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses based on LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Erie Insurance
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 10th largest homeowners insurer and 12th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 15th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company.
News releases and more information about Erie Insurance Group are available at www.erieinsurance.com.
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