CNO Financial Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, CNO Financial Group (CNO Financial), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. CNO Financial forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. CNO Financials' CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and created a Gender Transition Policy. For these reasons, CNO Financial Group receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
CNO Financial received a score of 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
CNO Financials’ HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company agrees to allow a controversial stakeholder group focused on sexual identity issues to dictate marketing or advertising strategy (1)(2). By doing so, the company risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (3). The company created a Gender Transition Policy which includes Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Gender Pronouns in employees’ emails (4). CNO Financial hosted “Race and the LGBTQ+ Community with Rep. Kenyatta Malcolm.” in support of LGBTQ causes and created Safe Places Talk Sessions and Unconscious Bias Education in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
CNO Financial‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. CNO Financial donates to Planned Parenthood of Illinois (3)(4).
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January 12, 2024
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