We have the desire and means to help people with diverse backgrounds and experiences cope with their unique health needs.
The SpecialCareSM program, developed exclusively by MassMutual, is an innovative outreach initiative that provides access to information, specialists, and financial products and services that can help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and other special needs and their families and caregivers. Learn more about SpecialCare.
MassMutual sponsored the Easter Seals "Living with Disabilities" 2010 study which further looked into the lives of adults living with disabilities and presents the studies locally through our general agents and Special Care Planners by working with Easter Seals and conducting community forums.
In 2008 we sponsored the “Easter Seals Living with Autism" study, which is depicted as the first-ever study of parents of children with Autism. This study is the basis of the 2011 public television documentary "Autism: Coming of Age,” which we proudly sponsored. Learn more about “Autism: Coming of Age.”
MassMutual sponsors two major events throughout the year: Disability Awareness Nights (DAN) and Easter Seals Walk With Me. DAN pays tribute to the 51.2 million Americans with disabilities1, their families and caregivers. The Easter Seals Walk With Me fundraiser brings participants together who walk to make a difference in the lives of those with a disability.
For years, MassMutual has had an unwavering commitment to breast cancer awareness and education. In fact, since 2005, the company has contributed more than $500,000 to cancer-related organizations across the country. And, thanks to the continuous evaluation of underwriting guidelines, MassMutual has been able to provide life insurance protection to eligible breast cancer survivors, and their families, for more than 45 years.
Learn more about MassMutual and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, CEOs Against Cancer, and the Team Survivor and Trek Women Triathlon Series.
Pearls of Wisdom®
This MassMutual seminar goes beyond basic financial concepts and explores the emotions behind real-life situations that drive financial decisions. Intended for women of all ages, ethnicities and income levels, this seminar fuses intuition and intellect into a relaxed, informative setting where you can feel comfortable talking about money and related concerns with other women.
Diversity and Inclusion
Working to Achieve Equality
For the fourth consecutive year, MassMutual received the highest rating of 100 percent in the annual 2011 Corporate Equality Index survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which recognizes efforts to establish and encourage workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Index ratings are based on factors like nondiscrimination policies, diversity training, and benefits for domestic partners and transgender employees.
MassMutual is supporting our agents by connecting them with female thought leaders throughout the country through our affiliation with local organizations such as Women on Course® and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants. In the home office, MassMutual has employee resource groups (ERGs) that support the enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. Currently, MassMutual has six ERGs made up of more than 1,300 employees and representing African-American; Hispanic-American; Asian-American; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; Young Professionals; and a Multicultural ERG in our Memphis location. Each ERG focuses on six strategic areas: recruitment, retention/development, community outreach, awareness and education, brand recognition/marketing, and networking.
In collaboration with Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading national law firm, MassMutual created a Diversity Fellowship to promote diversity in the legal profession. The fellowship is funded by MassMutual and presented to a minority law student who demonstrates exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership, involvement in minority student organizations, a commitment to community service, and other special achievements and honors.
MassMutual is building strategic partnerships with organizations that can support our diversity goals, including the National Association of Hispanic and Black MBAs, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the National Association of Asian-American Professionals, and the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association. In addition, we actively recruit in diverse communities to bring in more agents, general agents and sales managers.
Diversity and inclusion efforts also include work to ensure policyholders and customers are given a voice and receive the specific support they need. MassMutual actively markets to multicultural communities and has conducted agent and consumer research to better understand the markets and opportunities that exist within them. We use this information to create relevant, meaningful resources for our clients and producers that focus on the markets in which we’re active: African-American, Asian-Indian, Chinese, Hispanic, and Korean consumers.
1 “Americans with Disabilities: 2002,” US Census Bureau, May 2006