Allianz Life Named a 2017 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Earns a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) has
received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
Earning this score designates Allianz Life as a Best Place to Work for
LGBT Equality according to the HRC. The CEI is a national benchmarking
survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. Allianz Life
is one of 517 other major U.S. businesses who earned a perfect score to
make the list this year.

“We are honored to be recognized by the HRC and are proud of our culture
of integrity and respect,” said Allianz Life Chief Human Resources
Officer Suzanne Dowd Zeller. “The various backgrounds and perspectives
of Allianz Life employees play a key role in contributing to our

Supporting diverse employee demographics and identities is critical to
the success of Allianz Life. One way the company promotes diversity is
through voluntary, employee-led groups known as Employee Resource
Groups. One of these groups, Encore, helps the Allianz Life LGBT
community and all other employees. Encore supports LGBT causes through
inclusion, ally engagement, education, community involvement and
outreach. Encore also promotes a safe workplace for LGBT employees,
networks with other companies, participates in Twin Cities LGBT events
and supports local and national equal rights initiatives.

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses, evaluating LGBT-related policies
including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner
benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency
programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Employers that
earn a 100 percent rating on the CEI have satisfied all the criteria
established for that year and are recognized as a Best Place to Work for
LGBT equality. The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. For more
information on the 2017 CEI, visit

In addition to this honor, Allianz Life has earned three top workplace
awards in 2016. The company ranked number 80 on the 100 Best Companies
to Work For® list by FORTUNE, was number 12 on Star Tribune’s
Top 100 Workplace list and was number 76 on the Working Mother 100 Best
Companies of 2016 list.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North

Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2016, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and
life insurance products. In 2015, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.4
billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial
objectives. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life
is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services
industry with 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide.
More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz
knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most
of financial opportunities.


Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
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