NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee and voluntary benefits for small and mid-sized companies, was recently recognized by brokers for its service, products and their sales force according to a study conducted by the independent research firm JHA.
JHA's report revealed that Guardian received "very good to excellent" ratings on all 22 measures used in the evaluation -- the highest possible ratings -- and exceeded or significantly exceeded the industry standard in 16 of the measures. These measures included being easy to work with, overall account management, claims services, sales force stability and uniqueness of disability product offering.
"Guardian's long-tenured field force has strong relationships with brokers and a reputation built on service, knowledge, communication and year-round support," said Barry Petruzzi, 2nd Vice President of Group Life and Disability at Guardian. "We are committed to leveling the playing field for midsize and small business owners to help them compete with larger employers. We are able to achieve this goal by working closely with brokers and offering employers competitive benefits. Our results in the JHA survey are a reflection of this ongoing commitment."
Guardian is gearing up for the fall open enrollment season and continues to enhance its program and service offering for plan-holders, brokers and employees. Enhancements for the 2009 season include recent updates to Guardian's group disability plans with new cost-conscious options that were designed to increase coverage and flexibility, including medical/dental plan benefits that will help disabled employees pay medical and dental premiums in the event of a disability, spousal disability benefits that will assist with expenses associated with the disability of a spouse, and lifetime critical disability be
|SOURCE The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America|
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