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Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

USA, November 18, 2015

In the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, scored 90 out of a possible 100. The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 businesses in the report.

Best place to work for LGBT bannerThe Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the national benchmarking tool in the United States, for corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

"Our rating reinforces our commitment to workplace equality, an important benchmark for our customers when deciding where to buy financial products," said Jody McKowen, Transamerica's chief human resources officer.

We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive benefits are essential to attracting and retaining top talent

 

"We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive benefits are essential to attracting and retaining top talent, as well as to creating a culture where all employees can succeed in service to our customers."

Transamerica's rating was slightly below 100 due to the fact that, while its health care plans provide equal coverage to all employees, the current offering does not cover non-emergency gender reassignment surgery.