CSAA Insurance Group Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
AAA Insurer again earns perfect score for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
January 08, 2018
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., January 8, 2018 – CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, extending its longstanding record as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
Now in its sixteenth year, the Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality. CSAA Insurance Group has received a perfect score since 2005.
“We firmly believe that creating a diverse and inclusive workforce better positions us to serve an increasingly diverse customer base," said Paula Downey, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group. “Embracing people’s differences is more than the right thing to do; it’s absolutely integral to understanding and responding to consumers.”
The 2018 Corporate Equality Index rated hundreds of businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. By satisfying all of the criteria results of the index, CSAA Insurance Group earned a score of 100 percent and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“The top-rated employers in this year's Corporate Equality Index have demonstrated that LGBTQ equality is not just right, but smart business,” said Deena Fidas, director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. “By implementing LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, CSAA Insurance Group is helping to lead the way towards full equality for all, as well as strengthening its ability to attract and retain a diverse, talented workforce."
The Human Rights Campaign survey is the primary source of information for the Corporate Equality Index rating, and helps gauge trends and best practices among all businesses or within particular industries. The survey criteria are designed to encourage employers to participate in the index and to advance best practices for LGBTQ workplace inclusion. The criteria are intended to evolve as more employers adopt existing criteria and new best practices emerge. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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.