CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic Network Magazine (HNM) has named Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, as one of the top diversity employers in the nation for 2017. For the third consecutive year, HNM included Combined Insurance on its Best of the Best Lists, which identifies organizations that embrace a wide range of perspectives, attract the very best talent and understand the demographics of the marketplace and its needs.
The company recently announced plans to hire 500 Spanish-speaking sales agents throughout Florida, Texas, Illinois, California and Arizona by the end of 2017 to serve the growing Hispanic market. Combined Insurance offers a best-in-class sales training and onboarding program for new agents entirely in Spanish.
"We are honored to be named a top diversity employer for the third year in a row," said Dennis Ontaneda, Vice President of Latino Markets at Combined Insurance. "At Combined Insurance, we value and seek top multicultural talent to join our organization and serve our increasing number of diverse customers."
Ontaneda has been with Combined Insurance for more than 20 years and has seen firsthand the value of cultivating a diverse workforce. Last year, more than 30 percent of the company's new staff hires were bilingual in Spanish and English.
Hispanic Network Magazine, now celebrating its 25th year of diversity, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2017 Best of the Best evaluations. HNM is one of the nation's fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all aspects of education, business and employment to ensure equal opportunity.
Combined Insurance was founded in Chicago in 1922 by W. Clement Stone. With $100, a positive spirit and a vision to make the world a better place, Stone developed and grew the company into what it is today—still headquartered in Chicago with sales agents and managers throughout the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
About Combined Insurance Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health 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 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the fifth consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the Top 5. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.
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: chubb.com.