EMPOWERING AND ENGAGING EMPLOYEES

We are committed to creating a workplace and culture in which our employees are encouraged and supported to work for a brighter future for themselves, for our customers and for our communities.

EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES

Corporate responsibility extends to how we treat our employees. We value a diverse, inclusive workforce and provide benefits and programs to empower employees to take charge of their health, financial future and career, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Employee health and well-being

We make a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of physical and emotional health and wellness programs as well as wealth accumulation and protection plans. These benefits and programs are designed to empower employees to take charge of their financial future, health and career — while maintaining a fulfilling and balanced life.

Our employees receive a personalized Your Total Rewards statement that provides a comprehensive look at their direct and indirect compensation — the total investment that we make in them as an employee. Highlighted below are some of the many programs we offer to our employees.

Physical well-being

We offer comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including a medical plan with domestic partner eligibility, plus optional dental and vision, Health Savings Account (HSA) and healthcare flexible spending accounts.

Our health and welfare benefit plans cover in-network preventive care and our wellness program provides access to personal health coaches, on-site health screenings and flu shots, discounts on Weight Watchers memberships and reimbursements for gym memberships.

We introduced a PreventT2 diabetes prevention program in our Greensboro office in 2015 and expanded it to our Ft. Wayne office in 2016.

Social well-being

Social well-being contributes significantly to employee success and satisfaction. That’s one reason we offer a range of support options to help our people cope with everyday issues as well as crisis situations.

Through our Employee Assistance Program, employees can get support for concerns such as stress management, marital and couples counseling, family and parenting issues, and referrals for dependent care and elder care services.

Lincoln Financial offers eligible employees paid parental leave and adoption assistance programs.

Financial well-being

We offer programs which enable our employees to take charge of their financial future. Our employees can plan and save to have the financial flexibility to meet their retirement goals and prepare for the unexpected.

Eligible employees can protect their income with company-provided life insurance, short- and long-term disability plans and savings account programs including a 401(k) plan with a company match and other convenient features.

Our employees also have access to Lincoln Retirement Consultants for one-on-one consultations to evaluate their retirement readiness.

Training and professional development

Our vision is to foster a premier learning culture — one that accelerates employee development and is a catalyst for Lincoln Financial’s business performance. To build a best-in-class learning culture, we focus on three critical areas:

Effectiveness

Offering the right type of development

Efficiency

Offering the
right amount
of learning

Experience

Creating an
employee experience
around learning

Career development is a collaborative process between Lincoln Financial employees and their managers, backed by a wealth of resources to help them reach their potential. Our employees have access to a range of learning and development opportunities through our Leadership Excellence and Development program which includes instructor-led courses, e-learning, tuition assistance and more. Our Career Framework provides employees with tools and resources to help them discover, assess, plan and invest in their career at Lincoln Financial.

Nearly 100,000 hours
of in-house compliance, leadership and management training were provided to employees in 2016

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Women of excellence 

Fifteen registered representatives of Lincoln Financial Network qualified for the Women in Insurance & Financial Services’ 2016 Circle of Excellence. All are members of The WISE Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting, and Educating), Lincoln’s business resource group for female financial advisors and clients.

Leadership accountability

In addition to extensive employee participation, our diversity & inclusion approach is characterized by leadership involvement and accountability. We believe that this differentiates our efforts and helps produce tangible results.

These expectations are embedded in business plans, processes and performance assessment.

Business unit operational plans — Each member of our senior management committee has diversity & inclusion business plans customized to areas of opportunity for their employee, marketplace and philanthropic priorities.

Diversity council — Executive and senior leaders ensure that diversity & inclusion remains a business priority for the organization and is aligned to their respective divisional goals.

Board of Directors support — Lincoln Financial’s Board of Directors provides executive reviews of stated priorities, progress and strategic plans for diversity & inclusion for the enterprise.

Accelerating diversity in the actuarial profession

Lincoln Financial supports the International Association of Black Actuaries by introducing young people to careers as actuaries and promoting diversity in the profession. In 2016, our Hartford, Greensboro and Fort Wayne offices hosted the third annual Actuarial Case Competition for high school students and provided a summer internship for one student from each of the participating schools.

Lincoln twice recognized as a “Best Place to Work”

ENGAGING EMPLOYEES

Helping communities thrive

Proper vision is essential to academic success. That’s why since 2011 Lincoln has provided financial and volunteer support for the Philadelphia Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Glasses Lab, which provides underserved and underinsured children with vision care. Through annual screenings, children receive eye exams, prescription eyeglasses and follow-up care from an ophthalmologist, all at no cost to them or their families.

In 2016, Lincoln Financial volunteers screened more than 1,260 students in nine schools over 10 days, which helped identify 240 children who needed additional vision care. The Eagles Eye Mobile provided a total of 2,528 eye exams, including those students initially identified by the volunteer screenings. Immediately after the eye exam, students that need vision correction are provided with glasses from the Eagles Glasses Lab, which makes and dispenses the eyewear on location.

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way

WORKPLACE CULTURE

Human rights and labor practices 

Providing equal opportunity

We are firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and advancement for racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and any other group protected by federal, state or local law. We also strive to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment, and are fully committed to diversity in the workplace. Our requirements and expectations regarding fair employment are clearly outlined in our Code of Conduct and are included in our training for all employees. We believe that diversity & inclusion strengthens our organizational culture, helps us to attract the best and brightest talent, and creates a rewarding, vibrant work experience for all.

Lincoln Financial is also committed to diversity in our supplier base. We collaborate with a number of minority supplier networks to help us identify potential suppliers from various minority- and women-owned businesses.

Work-life balance and flexible work schedules

Time away from work provides positive options that support work-life balance. Lincoln Financial believes that taking time off from work is important for employees to maintain health and well-being. Lincoln Financial also recognizes that a different work schedule may make it easier for an employee to meet their family and personal needs as well as work responsibilities. To help employees manage these sometimes-competing demands, we offer a Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.

  • Lincoln Financial is also committed to complying with all labor laws in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate. These laws include, but are not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

© 2017 Lincoln Financial Group

2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Lincoln twice recognized as a “Best Place to Work”

Proper vision is essential to academic success. That’s why since 2011 Lincoln has provided financial and volunteer support for the Philadelphia Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Glasses Lab, which provides underserved and underinsured children with vision care. Through annual screenings, children receive eye exams, prescription eyeglasses and follow-up care from an ophthalmologist, all at no cost to them or their families.

In 2016, Lincoln Financial volunteers screened more than 1,260 students in nine schools over 10 days, which helped identify 240 children who needed additional vision care. The Eagles Eye Mobile provided a total of 2,528 eye exams, including those students initially identified by the volunteer screenings. Immediately after the eye exam, students that need vision correction are provided with glasses from the Eagles Glasses Lab, which makes and dispenses the eyewear on location.

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way

Providing equal opportunity

We are firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and advancement for racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and any other group protected by federal, state or local law. We also strive to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment, and are fully committed to diversity in the workplace. Our requirements and expectations regarding fair employment are clearly outlined in our Code of Conduct and are included in our training for all employees. We believe that diversity & inclusion strengthens our organizational culture, helps us to attract the best and brightest talent, and creates a rewarding, vibrant work experience for all.

Lincoln Financial is also committed to diversity in our supplier base. We collaborate with a number of minority supplier networks to help us identify potential suppliers from various minority- and women-owned businesses.

Work-life balance and flexible work schedules

Time away from work provides positive options that support work-life balance. Lincoln Financial believes that taking time off from work is important for employees to maintain health and well-being. Lincoln Financial also recognizes that a different work schedule may make it easier for an employee to meet their family and personal needs as well as work responsibilities. To help employees manage these sometimes-competing demands, we offer a Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.

Effectiveness

Offering the right type of development

Efficiency

Offering the right amount of learning

Experience

Creating an employee experience around learning

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way

Sharing our skills

Giving back through the United Way