Henrico-based company awarded Top Employer-Insurance and overall Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year Richmond, VA, October 09, 2018 – Allianz Partners has been named the winner of two 2018 Stevie® Awards in the third annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers. Allianz Partners won the gold in its category for Top Employer – Insurance and received the overall Grand Stevie Award for the Highest-Rated Nomination of the Year. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on September 21. Allianz Partners stood out as a top employer due in part to its high associate engagement-exceeding benchmarks, ranking high for diversity, inclusion, integrity, and community service, as well as customer centricity and leader/manager effectiveness. New benefits offered within the last couple years include a $15 per hour minimum base entry-level pay, more flexible work schedules, parental leave benefits, career development support, and comprehensive wellness programs. In addition to offering all associates paid time off for volunteering in our local community, a flexible time-off program for exempt associates enables better work-life balance. The judges’ comments praised the company’s prominent initiatives: “Allianz Partners shows a 360-approach to becoming an employer of choice. Inclusion, engagement and generous workforce programs—clearly an impressive employment package at all levels of the organization that support meaningful engagement and positive business outcomes.” “It’s a great honor to be recognized by a prestigious organization like the Stevie® Awards as a top employer in our industry. When we show genuine commitment to our employees’ wellbeing with generous benefits and a rewarding workplace, we enable our associates in Richmond and Petersburg to thrive and achieve success in their careers,” said Denise Marshall, Chief Human Resources Officer, Allianz Partners. For additional information about employment benefits and current job openings, visit AllianzRVA.com/careers. More than 550 nominations from organizations in 21 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories, includingAchievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, andHuman Resources Team of the Year, among others. Fifty professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. “The judges were very impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication these Stevie-winning organizations have to providing great workplaces for employees was evident in each nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR. Allianz Global Assistance USAA leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) serves 35 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visitallianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook atFacebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS. About the Stevie AwardsStevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards atwww.StevieAwards.com. *Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, or Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies (One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2200), under Form Nos. SRTC 2000 and NSHTC 2500, each rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., depending on state of residence. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company. “Stevie,” “American Business Awards,” and “International Business Awards” are registered marks, belonging to Stevie Awards, Inc., which is a Non-Sponsor. 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