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The Standard Earns Best Place to Work Designation and Perfect Score on 2020 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

John Jannarone

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) is proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report that evaluates organizations on corporate policies and practices that support workplace equality for the LGBTQ community.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign again this year,” said Susan Bruechner, vice president of Human Resources at The Standard. “Having a diverse and inclusive workplace is an important priority for our company and we ensure that by having policies and practices that support all people.”

The 2020 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. The Standard’s efforts in meeting or exceeding all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100% ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. For more information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

Contacts

Bob Speltz, Senior Director, Community Relations

(971) 321-3162

bob.speltz@standard.com