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Just as C&F’s commitment to the communities in which we live and work is part of our DNA, so too is C&F’s focus on our employees, the company’s most important and valuable asset. We are deeply invested in the health, wealth and overall welfare of our colleagues and their families.

Through our C&F Health and Wellness Programs, the company offers a wide array of employee-focused resources to support both physical and mental well-being, education and training and work/life balance, many of which were enhanced during 2020.

Employee Assistance Program

Our high-touch Employee Assistance Program provides our employees with the support they may need to resolve issues affecting their health, well-being, family life or job performance. With access to personal health advocates and free counseling sessions, our employees are better equipped to manage day-to-day challenges and sudden critical events. The company provides these free services to all employees and their extended families through Health Advocate, a national patient advocacy and assistance company.

Employees are eligible – and encouraged – to participate in such initiatives as:

  • Expanded mental health services. Expanded mental health services. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we enhanced our mental health services offerings, adding virtual telemedicine visits for behavioral health issues and expanding the number of FREE counseling sessions under our Employee Assistance Program to five per employee.
  • Coaching programs. Available to employees enrolled in any one of C&F’s comprehensive medical programs, this program provides confidential assistance with smoking cessation, stress management, weight loss, hypertension and diabetes, to name a few.

There is also a Healthy Maternity Program for employees, in which they receive free pregnancy resources and ongoing nurse support, plus they can earn up to $150 in incentives.

  • Nutrition initiatives. C&F is committed to helping our employees meet their wellness goals of losing weight and eating healthier by offering a discounted
    price and a 50% company subsidy to Weight Watchers® online resources and virtual meetings.
  • Physical activities. We encourage employees to stay active and move more with access to team activity challenges and new virtual group exercise classes.

Flexible Workplace Program

2020 was a year in which we helped our employees navigate the transition from working in one of our more than 35 client-facing offices around the country, to working from home. During this time of unprecedented upheaval, C&F, through its Flexible Workplace Program, supported both the personal and professional lives of our more than 3,000 colleagues so they would be well-positioned to continue seamlessly providing our clients the superior service they have come to expect. This was also the right thing to do for our employees and their families. This highly successful initiative will remain in place post-pandemic.

Focused on Furthering Education

Since its inception in 1976, the Crum & Forster Scholarship Program – in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. – has provided academic recognition and financial assistance to more than 250 children of our employees, totaling $1.85M, for their college undergraduate studies.

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C&F’s Tuition Reimbursement Program helps employees further their knowledge, skills, and job effectiveness through reimbursement of some of the costs of qualifying continued and/or higher education. Since 2015, more than 160 colleagues have taken advantage of C&F’s Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Recognized for Employee-focused Programs

  • Great Place to Work July 2021, which recognized C&F for our high employee engagement scores in their Trust Index, our work in furthering our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, and our generous suite of benefits and professional development programs.
  • American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement – Gold Level – for our implementation of quality workplace health programs and a culture of health best practices.
  • The Dave Thomas 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces 2020 and 2021, which recognized C&F for having a robust adoption assistance program. C&F continues to expand its overall parental benefits by providing qualifying mothers, fathers and/or domestic partners (regardless of gender) with up to 12 weeks of leave paid at up to 100% of actual base salary to care for and bond with their newborn or newly placed child, including adoption and/or foster care.
  • 2021 Aetna Inspiring Change Silver Level Well-being Award, for C&F’s strong commitment to providing workplace wellness resources, programs, and support for employees.