Combined Insurance Recognized as Nation’s Number One Military Friendly® Employer

Ranking Marks Second Consecutive Year as Top Military Friendly®
Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine

GLENVIEW, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, Combined Insurance, a leading provider
of individual supplemental accident,
and life
products, and an ACE Group company, was recognized this
week as the nation’s number one Military Friendly Employer for 2016 by
Victory Media’s G.I. Jobs Magazine. This is the fifth consecutive
year that the company has made the list, the fourth time in the top 10,
and the second time as number one.

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine, is a
service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community.
The firm launched the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list over a
decade ago. Selection criteria includes: the strength of a company’s
military recruiting efforts; the percentage of new hires with prior
military service; retention efforts; onboarding and training; and the
company’s policies toward National Guard and Reserve service. Only the
top two percent of more than 5,000 eligible companies are chosen for
inclusion on the final published list.

“We are incredibly honored to be named the number one Military Friendly
Employer for the second year in a row,” said Combined Insurance
President Brad Bennett. “We believe in our veterans and the value they
bring to our company. And, we will continue our commitment to hiring and
developing our nation’s military servicemen and women. Veterans are an
integral part of building our organization—now and in the future.”

Since launching the veteran recruiting program in mid-2010, Combined
Insurance has hired more than 2,500 veterans and those with a military
background, and plans to hire 2,800 more over the next two years. In
2014 alone, 42 percent of Combined Insurance’s new hires were veterans
or had military backgrounds. So far this year, more than one-third of
the company’s new hires are veterans or those with military backgrounds.
As part of its overall hiring strategy, Combined Insurance is seeking
veterans to fill a variety of positions, including sales agents,
territory managers, market directors, and administrative and corporate
staff positions.

Art Kandarian, retired U.S. Army Colonel, is the Senior Vice President
of Business Development, leading military markets, for Combined
Insurance. Kandarian states: “Our strong commitment to veterans is based
on a holistic approach—focused hiring, training, onboarding, ongoing
development, leadership, mentoring, and community involvement.” He adds,
“Teamwork, commitment, and mission-focus are a strong part of our
veteran employee value proposition. We aim to provide veterans
meaningful employment opportunities, training, and the support that they
need to be successful.”

In addition to its focus on creating a holistic, high quality veteran
employment experience, Combined Insurance gives back in both time and
money to several veteran charities. Combined Insurance is a proud
supporter of Luke’s Wings, the Fisher House Foundation, Snowball
Express, and the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation—giving sizeable
donations to those organizations in 2015. Combined Insurance employees
have also engaged in several volunteer activities at V.A. hospitals in
the Chicagoland area.

Combined Insurance has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, and
an A+ (Superior) financial strength rating by A.M. Best, one of the
world’s top insurance rating firms. The company is also identified as a
leading provider of supplemental insurance on Ward’s 50® Top Performing
Health-Life Insurance Companies list—a list that has recognized Combined
Insurance for six consecutive years.

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance Company of America is a leading provider of
individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance
products and an ACE Group company. With a field sales force and
corporate staff in excess of 5,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance
meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For
more information and to view career opportunities, visit

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    insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and
    personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and
    supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a
    diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group,
    is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component
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