NEW YORK, N.Y., September 16, 2009 - New York Life Insurance Company has earned the top rating of 100 percent for the second year in a row in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The CEI evaluated the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT)-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits and domestic partner benefits of 590 companies using a scale from 0 to 100 percent. New York Life's efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey's main criterion earned it the 100 percent ranking.
"New York Life is proud to again receive a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index which demonstrates our true commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Lance LaVergne, vice president and chief diversity officer, New York Life. "We continue to expand and enhance our initiatives to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse employees, suppliers and customers."
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. 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. The Corporate Equality Index 2010 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About New York Life Insurance Company
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments* provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds.
Visit New York Life's Web site at www.newyorklife.com for more information.
*New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.
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