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CNO Financial Group Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index
January 2024

For the second consecutive year, CNO Financial Group has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. CNO is among 545 major U.S. businesses earning top marks this year for a commitment to inclusion. 

CNO remains unwavering in its commitment to facilitating an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, celebrates and values all 3,400 associates. Additionally, CNO offers five associate-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and four affinity groups, including its PRISM LGBTQ+ BRG.

“CNO’s commitment to a culture of inclusion helps us fully deliver on our purpose to secure the future of middle-income America,” said Yvonne Franzese, chief human resources officer. “We believe in creating  a work environment where every associate is supported to be their authentic self and can reach their highest potential.” 

This year's CEI rated 1,384 U.S.-based companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars, including non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. The full report is available online at

For more information about CNO's commitment to corporate responsibility, read our 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.