Eastern Iowa companies rank high as LGBTQ workplaces

Published: Nov. 9, 2017 at 7:03 PM CST
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A new report shows some Iowa companies have received high marks for policies and practices that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning or LGBTQ employees.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its Corporate Equality Index report Thursday. It rates major companies and law firms on things like non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, and public commitment to LGBTQ equality.

Among the Iowa companies it ranked, Rockwell Collins and Transamerica in Cedar Rapids received perfect, 100 percent scores.

That's an improvement for Transamerica, which scored 90 percent last year, because it didn't offer transgender- inclusive health insurance coverage then. Rockwell got a 100 percent last year.

Other Iowa Companies on the CEI:

Principal Financial Group, Des Moines: 100%

Wellmark, Des Moines: 100%

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