Lincoln Financial Group Recognized as "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Company’s Policies and Practices Earned 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

Monday, January 25, 2016 1:41 am EST
Monday, January 25, 2016 6:41 am EST

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RADNOR, Pa.

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"This 100 percent reflects our ongoing commitment to eliminating bias in the workplace, recognizing our differences as a driver of innovation in the marketplace and advancing the effort for equality in all communities."

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Lincoln Financial joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

"We are honored to be recognized on the Corporate Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year and excited to have attained a perfect score," said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Lincoln Financial. "This 100 percent reflects our ongoing commitment to eliminating bias in the workplace, recognizing our differences as a driver of innovation in the marketplace and advancing the effort for equality in all communities.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluated LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Lincoln Financial’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

Among others, Lincoln Financial’s offers the following:

  • Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
  • Insurance products and financial service offerings tailored for the LGBT community
  • Spousal and Partner Benefits
  • Transgender-Inclusive Benefits
  • Organizational LGBT Competency

By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $214 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

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