Esurance Earns Perfect Score in 2011 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
San Francisco, CA — October 14, 2010
Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced that it has earned a 100-percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fourth year in a row.
The CEI is an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Esurance joins the ranks of 338 other major U.S. businesses that get top marks for their treatment of LGBT employees and consumers.
The CEI rated 618 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits, and domestic partner benefits. Esurance's efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey's main criteria earned it the prestigious 100-percent ranking.
"At Esurance we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation in the workplace," said Gary Tolman, president and CEO of Esurance. "Maintaining a diverse, inclusive work environment is an ongoing process and the responsibility of all our associates, and we have worked hard to keep our Human Rights Campaign 100-percent rating for the fourth consecutive year. This award is recognition of our associates' commitment to these principles and their dedication in applying them in our everyday interactions with our customers and in our local communities."
Esurance was one of the first insurance companies to offer discounts to domestic partners who list on the same policy. The company also promotes and sponsors Pride festivals around the country, including events in Houston, Sioux Falls, and Tampa, as well as this week's Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. The event takes place from October 15–24, and is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, featuring the latest in LGBT film and video, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent.
For more information on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.
Through Esurance's website, www.esurance.com, customers can get instant car insurance quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their insurance cards — all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim.
Answer Financial, also a subsidiary of White Mountains, is one of the largest independent personal lines insurance agencies in the country. Answer Financial offers comparison quotes and provides auto and property insurance from more than a dozen top-rated insurance companies through its website, www.answerfinancial.com, and over the phone.