CHICAGO, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population is projected to represent 30 percent of the American population by 2050, which creates a host of opportunities for companies seeking to better serve the U.S. Hispanic market.
Aligned with this projection, Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is announcing plans to hire 500 Spanish-speaking sales agents throughout Florida, Texas, Illinois and Arizona by the end of 2017.
"As we continue to grow and expand, we seek top sales talent to join our organization and serve our increasing number of Latino customers," said Dennis Ontaneda, Vice President of Latino Markets at Combined Insurance. "At Combined Insurance, we take pride in helping our Spanish-speaking communities with the insurance coverage they need."
Ontaneda has been with the company for more than 20 years in various sales, strategy and operations leadership roles. He said Combined Insurance has continuously found ways to connect with and serve the increasing U.S. Latino/Hispanic market—hiring Spanish-speaking agents, customer service representatives, and managers to support the growth.
"Latino customers gravitate to companies that show compassion, goodwill and knowledge around their specific needs," said Ontaneda. "We are positioned to offer our customers an end-to-end experience in the language they prefer."
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, nearly 45 percent of Spanish-speakers in the United States have limited English skills, making communication in Spanish critical.
Combined Insurance offers a best-in-class sales training and onboarding program for new agents entirely in Spanish. That same development and learning continues throughout their career with managers who understand the needs of Spanish-speaking communities and are familiar with the trends among Latinos and insurance.
Additionally, sales agent careers offer unlimited income potential and a total compensation package for full-time employees that includes benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan and a discounted stock purchase plan.
The company has been named a 2017 Top Diversity Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine—making the list for the third consecutive year. The company also recently announced plans to hire 2,000 more veterans by the end of 2019.
Combined Insurance was founded in Chicago in 1922 by W. Clement Stone. With $100, a positive spirit and a vision to make the world a better place, Stone developed and grew the company into what it is today—still headquartered in Chicago with sales agents and managers throughout the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
For more information about bilingual careers at Combined Insurance, visit combinedinsurance.com or visit our Combined Latino Facebook page to learn more.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the fifth consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the Top 5. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance