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JAN 2019

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COMBINED INSUR ANCE PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS: • USO of Illinois • The Fisher House Foundation • Luke's Wings • Local VFWs and VA hospitals #2 #3 #4 #5 #1 Combined Insurance Company of America is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company. Since setting up its military program in 2010, Combined has hired more than 2,500 of America's veterans and pledged to hire 2,000 more by the end of 2019. Including military spouses and family members, the company has put more than 4,400 members of the military and veteran community to work since 2010, which helped Combined Insurance earn rec- ognition as the #1 Military Spouse Friendly Employer® for 2019. "Veterans and their family members are mission-focused, integrity-driven, and self-starters," said Bob Wiedower, vice president of sales development and military programs at Combined Insurance. "For these reasons and more they make great employees, and have significantly impacted our business operations." Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of suc- cess, Combined Insurance has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies, and was named the #1 Military Friendly® Employer for 2019 by Military Friendly®, making it the company's eighth consecutive year in the top 10 of the Mili- tary Friendly® Employers list and the fifth consecutive year in the top five. # 1 S P O U S E E M P L O Y E R • Chicago Veterans (non-profit in Chicago) • Heartland Alliance's SSVF Program – Support Services for Veteran Families United Rentals, Inc. is the larg- est equipment rental company in the world. The company's approximately 15,000 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipali- ties, homeowners and others. With over 1,000 company locations, our goal is to accom- modate military spouses with their unique challenges as well as assign them to a new work loca- tion upon their service member's move to a new base location. Through our membership with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), veteran job fairs, and our recruitment team, we connect military spouses with job opportunities. They are also welcomed into Veterans United, United Rent- als' employee resource group of passionate employees who eagerly give back to individu- als and organizations that have served in the armed forces. "As a military spouse it is tough to advance your career due to frequent moves every two to four years. I chose United Rentals because they are aware of these challenges and provide support that enables me to stay with the same company, develop myself, my career, and most importantly honor my duty to my spouse and my coun- try." - Melanie Allen , outside sales representative, United Rentals Aviall, a Boeing Company, keeps the world in flight by providing aftermarket parts, equipment and services for the aviation industry with 40 global loca- tions and 1,500 employees. Aviall believes there is value in diversity, and that inclusion makes us a better and stronger global community. We are proud to support military and veteran spouses by provid- ing competitive salaries and performance-based incentives alongside a full suite of benefits that includes Health Reimburse- ment Accounts that work with Tricare, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, adoption assistance and sustainable career advancement opportunities. Veteran spouses are invited to join our Veterans Business Resource Group, which provides support, recognition and development of veteran employees and their families in addition to supporting the communities in which they live. "I couldn't be more grate- ful to our Aviall family for their support during my husband's deployment. From offering to do the little things like mowing our yard, to helping me with the annual benefits enrollment, Aviall was always there. I knew that if I or the boys ever needed anything that Aviall was just a phone call away." - Holly Walker , Aviall Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technol- ogy, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. Operation MVP is Leidos' official Military Veteran Outreach Program. Our mission is to build veteran talent pipelines and increase our presence as a preferred employer for veteran and military spouse candidates. By assisting transi- tioning service members and military spouses in their job search, we help build our employer brand within the veteran community, and increase our available qualified talent.Through this program, we partner with military transi- tion centers, military associations, and military spouse organizations in an effort to identify and hire separating and retiring military veterans. Leidos and the Operation MVP team participate in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military dependent /caregiver popula- tion. We stay actively engaged with military transition offices, department of labor repre- sentatives, as well as veteran non-profit and membership organizations geared towards the employment of veterans and military spouses. "My work at Leidos provides stability to my family and the peace of mind that when we move again, either to a planned location and with plenty of time or a last minute change of plans and to an unexpected location. I will not have to sacrifice my career. Being able to prac- tice engineering, work in cutting-edge projects like the one I am presently involved with at NASA, and have my own career are very important to us, it helps keep me grounded in this chaotic lifestyle and brings perspec- tive and a sense of balance into our lives." - Lizanne Carlos , civil and environmental engineer, Leidos Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. The Verizon Military Recruitment Team understands how valuable the experience of a military spouse can be for the company. Military spouses have the education, background and talent to be important contributors. Verizon also understands the unique challenges they face when trying to build a career, including frequent moves and deploy- ments. As part of our commitment to support military families, we work hard to make it possible for military spouses to have a successful career with Verizon. During the pre-employment process, candidates can identify themselves as a military spouse. Our Military Recruitment Team helps match skills with job roles. Our Military Spouse Talent Network also helps candidates find good career opportuni- ties for military spouses. Our Careers landing page for the military provides one-stop shopping and resources for service members and spouses. We offer benefits such as remote work opportunities and tuition assistance. "So you have this military career, but how do you sell that to a civilian corporation? How do you translate your skills? Verizon has a re- sume builder for military and spouses. Simple things like that are amazing." - Tina Collura- George, digital ops manager, Verizon >> /creative/military storefront/veterans careers/military Mike Stevens, left, CEO of Military Spouse and the retired 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, presents the award to Combined Insurance for being named the #1 Military Spouse Friendly Employer® for 2019. Accepting the award is Bob Wiedower, vice president of sales development and military programs. For more details about the Military Friendly® Methodology, . JANUARY 2019 / MILITARYSPOUSE.COM 19

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