Allianz Life Named a Top Company for LGBTQ Equality in 2020

For The Fourth Consecutive Year, Company Receives 100% Rating In Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

MINNEAPOLIS – Jan. 21, 2020 – As a recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that is has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This rating means the company is included among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the fourth consecutive year.

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered each year by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“We believe that everyone should be able to come to work as their true self, and feel welcomed, equal, and included,” said Cecilia Stanton Adams, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Allianz Life. “We’re committed to making sure Allianz Life continues to provide an inclusive culture for every single one of our employees, with policies and benefits that reflect it.” 

One of the key ways the company achieves this is through its Employee Resource Group, Allianz Pride, which is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ colleagues through inclusion, ally engagement, education, community involvement, and outreach. The group also networks with other companies, participates in Twin Cities LGBTQ events, and supports local and national equal rights initiatives.

The annual CEI survey evaluates companies’ 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. In 2020, Allianz Life was among 686 companies that received a 100-percent rating. For more information on the 2020 CEI report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.