About the Survey
The Guardian Absence Management Activity IndexSM and Study is designed to measure the scope and effectiveness of absence management activities of both small and large employers. It was created to provide a better understanding of successful absence management programs and to clearly identify the most effective absence management activities employers can implement to achieve future success.
Guardian surveyed 1,000 benefits professionals working for employers ranging in size from 50 to 5,000 or more employees, spanning various industries and representing different geographic regions. All surveys were conducted online, and a threshold number of respondents were included in each employee size category to allow analysis of the results by organization size.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $7.4 billion in capital and $1.5 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2016. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 8,800 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 58 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Financial information concerning The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® as of December 31, 2016 on a statutory basis: Admitted Assets = $51.9 Billion; Liabilities = $45.7 Billion (including $39.4 Billion of Reserves); and Surplus = $6.2 Billion.