Insurers Are Among Companies Praised For LGBT Work Equality Policies

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A number of insurance companies received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for having policies and practices that provide an equal workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

A total of 252 companies across the nation received a perfect score on the foundation’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index, including many that employ Connecticut residents.

The list included the following insurance companies and insurance-affiliated businesses: Aetna, AIG, Aon Corp., Chubb, Cigna Corp., The Hartford Financial Services Group, ING North American Insurance Group, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., MetLife and UnitedHealth Group.

The foundation saw the largest growth in the history of its survey with 54 new businesses taking the voluntary survey.

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