Horace Mann Releases its Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Feb. 27, 2018) Horace Mann (NYSE:HMN) is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility report detailing its impact on the people, community, and environment in the areas it serves.  Horace Mann is guided by its high standards and mission to serve educators across the country.

“The launch of our inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility report, along with the integration of CSR into our business organization, demonstrates our commitment to creating value for all stakeholders while having a positive impact on the world around us”, said Marita Zuraitis, President and CEO.  “We are inspired by the commitment and dedication educators bring to their students’ lives, and have always put educators at the center of everything we do.  And this inaugural report captures that sense of purpose.”  

The online report outlines Company achievements in a variety of categories, including:

Community – In addition to charitable giving and volunteerism, Horace Mann’s business model integrates tools, programs and resources that help educators achieve financial success.

  • Student Loan Solutions program helped thousands of educators begin the process of obtaining more than $100 million in savings, either through loan forgiveness, new repayment terms or refinancing.
  • Continued support for educators through Horace Mann’s signature cause and biggest partnership, DonorsChoose.org. Funded 3,337 projects in 2016, 59% of which were in schools with a majority of students in low-income households. These projects helped more than 3,000 teachers and 290,000 students in 2,000 schools across the country.

Business Practices – Operating in a responsible way has always been part of Horace Mann’s culture and way of doing business.

  • Improved claims net promoter score by 20 points in 2016 due to strategic initiatives to improve claims customer satisfaction.
  • Enhanced customer experience with online quoting, and improved infrastructure for life & retirement and property & casualty.

People –  Horace Mann has a total workforce of nearly 1,500 employees and is among the largest employers in Springfield, IL.

  • Certified as A Great Place to Work® following an extensive review of company programs, policies and practices, as well as an anonymous employee survey.
  • Recognized as one of three Best Places to Work in Central Illinois by the Springfield Business Journal.
  • Launched an innovative health and wellness program offering free or reduced-cost preventative, diagnostic and medical care.

Environment – Horace Mann’s campus headquarters represents one of the largest green spaces in downtown Springfield, IL.

  • Data center has “gone green” by virtualizing approximately 325 servers, reducing annual energy consumption by 2.1 million kWh of electricity per server and total carbon dioxide emissions by 3.4 million pounds per year.
  • Consolidated footprint from six major offices to three.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

 

Contact:

Ryan Greenier, Vice President, Investor Relations, 217-788-5738, ryan.greenier@horacemann.com

Michelle Eccles, Public Relations Manager, 217-799-5394, michelle.eccles@horacemann.com



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