The American Family Insurance group plans to again give its more than 13,500 employees nationally a paid day off so they can vote in the national election.

Employees have a choice in the matter in how they do so. The Wisconsin-based property/casualty insurer said they can take Nov. 3 (Election Day) off to vote in person. But because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, employees can choose instead to take their paid day off anytime through their state’s early/absentee voting period through Nov. 3.

“American Family has always valued engaging in the civic process by offering paid time off for voting,” said American Family Enterprise President Bill Westrate. “Because of the unique safety and scheduling challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering a full paid day off this election season to ensure all our employees can easily vote.”

In addition to the paid time off for employees, American Family said it is supporting the civic process by again opening two facilities in Madison, Wisconsin, to be used as polling places.

The group’s operating companies include:

  • American Family Insurance, based in Madison, Wisconsin, which offers multiline insurance products primarily through the company’s exclusive, independent contractor agents in 19 states.
  • CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based insurer which American Family Insurance group acquired last October and sells its products through partners.
  • Homesite, a national direct property insurance company based in Boston.
  • Main Street America Group, based in Jacksonville, Florida, which offers multiline insurance products through a national network of independent agents.
  • The General, a national direct non-standard auto insurance provider based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Source: American Family