NEW YORK, N.Y., October 1, 2010 — New York Life Insurance Company has earned the top rating of 100 percent 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 618 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 receive a perfect score of 100 for the third consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. This achievement further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that New York Life is recognized as an employer of choice," said Lance LaVergne, vice president and chief diversity officer, New York Life. "This top rating reflects our ongoing dedication to meet the changing needs of our clients and increasing employee satisfaction by creating an environment of inclusion in which diversity is fostered and diverse traits and perspectives are encouraged and recognized as strengths."
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.
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.
Please visit New York Life's Web site at www.newyorklife.com for more information.
*New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company based on the Fortune 500, ranked within industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual), Fortune magazine, May 3, 2010.
**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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