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Combined Insurance Aims to Hire 2,000 More Veterans

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Company celebrating 8th year of providing meaningful employment to veterans and their families. May is National Military Appreciation Month and in a show of support for our armed forces and veterans nationwide, Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, has announced plans to hire 2,000 more veterans by the end of 2019 as part of its veteran recruiting program.

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Military Family Advisory Network Launches Milcents Financial Planning Course for Military Families

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Military families have a new resource to help them save, plan for retirement, track their credit and avoid financial predators: an online program from the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN). The program, MilCents, is a 10-week financial literacy program designed specifically for military families. “There are thousands of financial resources — so many that it can be difficult to know where to start. MilCents makes understanding finances easy, interactive and actually fun,” said MFAN’s executive director, Shannon Razsadin. “This program will empower military families to take control of their finances, one step at a time.”

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Supporting our Nation’s Veterans by the Numbers

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As Americans, we have a sacred obligation to honor the service men and women who keep America free and safe. To live up to that promise, the Obama Administration announced that they are redoubling their efforts to serve our nation’s veterans by ensuring they get the benefits they have earned, as well as expanding opportunity for our service members, veterans, and their families. The infographic above offers these highlights: Since 2010, overall homelessness among veterans is down 33 percent and unsheltered veteran homelessness is down 43 percent. This means that on any given night, there are 25,000 fewer veterans on the streets or in shelters. Answering the President’s call to action, more than 700 mayors, governors, and county executives have committed to end veteran homelessness in their communities. In fiscal year 2014 438,000 guaranteed loans were provided to Veterans. 43 States are now offering in state tuition to Veterans. 80% Decrease in the VA Disability Claims backlog since March 2013. The percentage of new veteran hires within the federal government reached a new high of 33.2% in fiscal year 2014.   Connect With Us! icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-pinterest icon-instagram

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Hilton College, Diageo Launch Hospitality Training Program For Houston Veterans

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A program that pairs the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management with Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, is helping Houston veterans by teaching “Learning Skills for Life.” “By combining the best of Hilton College and Diageo, we are creating an opportunity to transform the lives of local veterans by teaching them skills to work in the hospitality industry,” said Anna Johnson, MSW, manager of community engagement for Hilton College.

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Kroger Teams with the USO in Honoring Our Heroes

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Company Announces Plans to Support Troops This Summer through Deeds and Donations, Including a $1 Million Match To show support for our heroes – troops, their families and veterans – The Kroger Co. today announced a robust program involving events and customer engagement that will honor these heroes all summer. More than two million Americans serve on active duty or in the reserves today, including many Kroger family of stores associates. Kroger has partnered with the USO through “Honoring Our Heroes,” a multi-faceted program designed to show Kroger’s deep gratitude to our active duty troops and our nation’s 23 million veterans.

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Southern Company Earns National Recognition as a Top Military Employer

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Southern Company has been recognized by three publications as a top employer for both active duty and veteran military personnel. Southern Company was also among those recently recognized by Joining Forces, an initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support the hiring and education of veterans and military families. Southern Company received the following awards: “Best for Vets Employer” by Military Times EDGE for the sixth consecutive year “Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military®” by CivilianJobs.com Top 10 Companies for Veterans by DiversityInc – the only energy company recognized “There is no greater honor than serving our nation in uniform,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services Mark S. Lantrip. “The values our military hold in esteem match the attributes we seek in our employees throughout the Southern Company system. Veterans are an important part of our diverse workforce, and these awards are a reflection of our company’s long-standing commitment to the military.” Ten percent of Southern Company’s 26,000 employees – and 15 percent of new hires in the first quarter of 2015 – are veterans, guardsmen or reservists. Military Times EDGE surveyed companies across the country with a detailed questionnaire about …

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Combined Insurance Hosts First Military Hiring Summit to Identify and Address Veteran Unemployment Issues

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Featured participants include U.S. Congressman Bob Dold, Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs officials, recently transitioned military veterans, and Combined Insurance president and military program leaders Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and an ACE Group company, takes another step forward in its commitment to help military veterans find meaningful employment with the completion of its military hiring summit – the first of its kind for the company. “Hosting this military hiring summit was extremely valuable to us and provided first-hand insights into the challenges our servicemen and women continue to face as they look to find meaningful employment and build stable lives for themselves and their families” The summit, hosted by Combined Insurance, was created to bring government and business leaders, and recently transitioned military servicemen and women together in a roundtable forum to more closely identify issues and discuss solutions related to veteran unemployment. Participants for Combined Insurance’s first summit included U.S. Congressman Bob Dold; Ryan Yantis, communications manager for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs; recently transitioned Marine veteran, Scott Lietzow; recently transitioned Army veteran, Matt Heid; Brad Bennett, president, Combined Insurance; Art Kandarian, retired U.S. Army Colonel and …

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Con-way Truckload Launches Military Appreciation Initiative

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“True to the Troops” reaffirms company’s commitment to offering veterans rewarding careers Two Con-way Truckload professional drivers — Tomy Fox and Darrell Bogan, each a military veteran — were nominated and selected for the honor of driving the two new True to the Troops tractor-trailers throughout the U.S. during May, which, appropriately, is Military Appreciation Month.

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