Military & Veterans
We’re proud to support the military service members and veterans who protect our community, as well as their families. With over 400,000 service members entering the civilian workforce each year, we celebrate all they have to offer with benefits and programs that help them build fulfilling careers.
Employee Programs and Benefits
Valor@Liberty + Allies: As one of Liberty Mutual's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Valor@Liberty seeks to engage and empower our military, veterans and ally community by creating strong internal networks and external program support.
Reservist Pay/Benefits: Liberty Mutual offers paid time off and continuation of benefits for annual training, as well as up to two years of pay differential and benefits continuation for military members called to active duty, including the National Guard and Reserve.
Hiring our Heroes: The Hiring our Heroes Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce, while still on active-duty service and at no cost to host companies.
Mentorship: Mentorship with Valor is a collaborative partnership between mentees and mentors, who share responsibility in working towards defining goal and development needs, and achieving success in the workplace.
Operation Gratitude: An annual program, where members assemble care packages to be sent to deployed service members through the organization Operation Gratitude
Letters to Troops: For our servicemen and women overseas, the holidays can be a difficult and isolating time away from loved ones. Since 2017, Liberty Mutual employees via VALOR have come together to write letters of gratitude to let our heroes know that they are appreciated, and never forgotten. To date, Liberty has sent over 3,300 handwritten letters overseas in partnership with Operation Gratitude.
Veteran Suicide Awareness Month (September) – Valor@Liberty strives to bring awareness to the stigmatized issue of mental illness and suicide loss through educational resources and programming. Since 2020, Valor@Liberty has hosted six “Talk Saves Lives” (TSL) events in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). TSL teaches participants the common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.
Veteran and Memorial Day Recognition: Annually, Liberty Mutual formally recognizes the sacrifices, impact, and service of all servicemembers and their communities on Memorial Day (last Monday of May) and Veterans Day (November 11).
Virtual Connect: The Valor Virtual is an ERG-wide, informal quarterly connect.
Military Spouse and Partner Group – The goal of the Military Spouse and Partner sub-group of Valor is to connect active-duty, reserve, veteran, and retired military spouses who work at Liberty. Through bi-monthly meet-ups, and through digital channels, we create opportunities for military spouses, who face a unique challenge in balancing their personal and professional lives, to network with and support one another. In the future, we will look to develop more formal programming, support, and engagement opportunities for this community.
Recognition and Support
Military Times Best for Vets, Employers 2020: In 2020, Liberty Mutual was one of the 164 companies recognized by Military Times as Best for Vets: Employers 2020. The annual survey is a highly respected analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success. Rankings are based on a voluntary survey seeking detailed information on individual company policies and practices related to: veteran recruitment and retention, support for translation of military skills to civilian credentials, support for military spouse employment and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.
Military Friendly Employer: Liberty Mutual earned the Military Friendly® Employer designation in 2017, 2019 and 2020. This is determined by combining an organization's survey score with an assessment of the organization's ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Award Suite: Established by The Department of Defense in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve members and their civilian employers. The ESGR provides different levels of recognition to employers through employee nominations of individual leaders or allies who provide support directly to a nominating service member or spouse of a Reservist or Guardsman
- ESGR Patriot Employer Award: In 2017, members of Liberty Mutual's commercial organization received the ESGR Patriotic Employer Award. Presented to civilian supervisors, the Patriot Employer Award recognizes efforts made by managers to support military, veteran and ally employees. Liberty leaders also signed a statement of support of the ESGR.
- ESGR Employer Appreciation Dayinform and educate employers on the important roles uniformed employees play in both their civilian and military capacities.
- Pro Patria Award: In 2018, Liberty Mutual was honored with the Massachusetts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Pro Patria Award in the Large Business Category, which was presented by Earl Bonnett, Chair of the Massachusetts Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Francis Magurn, Brigadier General (Ret.) of the Massachusetts National Guard. The highest level of award bestowed by an ESGR State Committee, the Pro Patria Award recognizes a company's extraordinary support for its Guard and Reserve employees through leadership and practices, including policies that enable employees to simultaneously manage a full-time civilian job and service to our country.
Philanthropy: Liberty Mutual recently completed a multi-year grant of $50,000 with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, an association the company has supported since 2008. Liberty Mutual also provided a $50,000 grant to Boston-based New England Center and Home for Veterans and $30,000 grant to Community Rowing, an organization that offers free programs to veterans.
In addition, Liberty Mutual employee donation and match totaled $393,363 in contributions for Veterans organizations across the country.