The insurance industry’s premier event for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) recognized CUNA Mutual Group with two awards for its commitment to Social Equity and Inclusion. No other insurance company achieved the distinction of two industry awards. The awards are determined by the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, and the Life Insurance Council of New York.
For CUNA Mutual Group, Eric Hansing, VP Strategy and Multicultural Center of Excellence, earned the 2021 Individual P&C Social Equity and Inclusion Award. He received this award for his work to promote greater equity by helping to eliminate barriers faced by multicultural consumers in financial services so that such consumers can make more informed financial decisions.
In addition, the CUNA Mutual Foundation and Alex Shade, Director Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations, earned the 2021 Social Equity and Community Empowerment Industry Partner of the Year Award for a commitment to fostering equity, standing against racism, and eliminating barriers to financial access. Besides contributing $34 million since its inception, the Foundation was praised for its stance on social justice and for being strategic with its investment dollars—focusing on equity and the areas of education, economic security, and emergency aid.
Kudos to the award winners for outstanding contributions to advancing DEI and for their leadership in the insurance industry and the credit union system. Other insurance companies recognized included such companies as Assurant, MetLife, Protective Life, and Zurich North America.