BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced that it would give its nearly 2,000 employees paid time off in order to vote on November 3rd, part of a permanent commitment to provide time off to encourage Election Day participation. Employees may utilize up to one full workday for voting-related activities, including voter registration, managing absentee ballots and voting for themselves or helping a family member to vote. The company is supporting the effort with a nonpartisan online resource for its national workforce with information about registration and voting options in their respective states.
“Voting is one of our greatest privileges and important responsibilities as citizens. Every year, we the people have the power to select who we want to represent us at federal, state, county and city levels. Symetra is encouraging our employees to make their voices heard by exercising their right to vote, and proud to support them with the time they need to cast their ballot,” said Margaret Meister, president and CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation. “Voting is a very important way to bring our country together, to ensure a healthy democracy, and for our collective voices to be heard.”
Symetra also announced a $15,000 donation to When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to “increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.”
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent financial professionals and insurance producers. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.