American Family Employees Getting Paid Holiday to Vote in National Election

September 15, 2020

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:

Source: American Family