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Zurich North America again named to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies

September 26, 2016

Company recognized for progressive workplace programs

Schaumburg, IL, Sept. 27, 2016 – Zurich North America, a leader in managing risk, today was selected by Working Mother magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for 2016. It’s the third consecutive year Zurich has earned this honor.

Zurich was recognized for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including flexible work arrangements, paid maternity leave, employee communications and executive commitment and advancement of women.

“We are honored to again be named among the top companies that value the contributions of working mothers by providing opportunities, support and benefits that will help them succeed,” said Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America.

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies, which are not individually ranked, will be featured in the magazine’s October/November issue. The organizations selected for the list are leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully.

“This year’s class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families,” said Subha Barry, vice president and general manager for Working Mother Media. “Zurich North America exemplifies that effort, providing innovative policies and perks for their employees that make their jobs easier to manage and worth more than their face value.”

The six categories in which companies were scored during the magazine’s assessment were paid time off and leaves, workplace profile, benefits, support for women’s issues and advancement, flexible work, and company culture and work life programs.

The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at http://www.workingmother.com/2016-working-mother-100-best-companies.

About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100-year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.