CSAA Insurance Group Celebrated for Commitment to Diversity by the California Department of Insurance
AAA Insurer honored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
December 29, 2017
|California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones presents the Excellence in Diversity Award to CSAA Insurance Group's chief people & culture officer, Marie Andel.|
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., December 29, 2017 – CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, received the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award from the California Department of Insurance. Granted by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, the award recognized the company for its commitment to supplier diversity and for exceptional diversity on its governing board. CSAA Insurance Group received the award at the Sixth Annual Insurance Diversity Summit in Sacramento, hosted by the California Insurance Diversity Initiative.
“CSAA Insurance Group is a leader in the field of diversity within the insurance industry, and I commend them for furthering the goals of the initiative and partnering with us to ensure success," said Jones.
Since 2013, CSAA Insurance Group has steadily increased its support for diverse suppliers and minority-owned businesses, and was previously recognized with the California Department of Insurance’s Supplier Diversity Champion and Supplier Diversity Trailblazer awards.
“We strive to be a leader in diversity and inclusion, to benefit both our employees – who can bring their whole selves to work every day – and our customers, who know that we understand the rich diversity of their needs,” said Marie Andel, chief people and culture officer. “Diverse ideas and perspectives are key to innovating a great future for our AAA members.”
The Annual Insurance Diversity Summit is hosted by the California Insurance Diversity Initiative, which was established by Commissioner Jones in 2011 to focus on diversity issues within the state’s multibillion dollar insurance industry. Its goals are to increase procurement from diverse suppliers, and encourage diversity among insurers’ governing boards. The department, in addition to the commissioner-appointed Insurance Diversity Task Force, accomplishes these goals through surveys, outreach, partnerships and the Annual Insurance Diversity Summit.
About the California Department of Insurance
The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $289 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $394 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov.
About CSAA Insurance Group
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by A.M. Best for 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light.