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), with almost 3,000 members, 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. Our partnership with Hiring Our Heroes also allows us to participate in recruiting events and access their database of veteran and military spouse resumes so we can directly recruit top talent.
Mentorship: Mentorship within Valor@Liberty 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. We proudly support over 100 mentor/mentee pairings annually.
Operation Gratitude: An annual program, where Valor@Liberty 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@Liberty 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 hosts “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: Each year, we formally recognize the sacrifices, impacts and service of all servicemembers and their communities on Memorial Day (last Monday of May) and Veterans Day (November 11) by engaging the veteran and ally community in commemoration of these impactful holidays.
Valor Virtual Connect series: These are ERG-wide, informal quarterly sessions to bring together veterans and allies. These virtual events provide an opportunity to share experiences, perspectives, and stories in order to build a sense of community where all are welcomed, heard and embraced in the Liberty Mutual culture.
Military Spouse and Partner Group – The goal of the Military Spouse and Partner sub-group of Valor@Liberty is to connect active-duty, reserve, veteran, and retired military spouses who work at Liberty. Through bi-monthly connections and through digital channels, we create opportunities for military spouses — who face a unique challenge in integrating their personal and professional lives — to network with and support one another.
Recognition and Support
Military Times Best for Vets, Employers 2022: Liberty Mutual was one of over one hundred companies recognized by Military Times as Best for Vets in 2020 and 2021. 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 has consistently earned the Military Friendly® Employer designation since 2017. 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 distinct 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: Since 2017, members of Liberty Mutual’s leadership community have been recognized multiple times with 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 Day: Liberty Mutual was recognized as a participating employer in this ESGR event designed to inform 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.
Liberty Mutual has donated $495,000 to the New England Center and Home for Veterans since 2008. Liberty Mutual has also provided $300,000 to Community Rowing since 2013, an organization that offers free programs to veterans.
Liberty Mutual Foundation has made significant contributions to military causes including a $200,000 grant to Hope for the Warriors – a non-profit committed to supporting veterans and military families and a $50,000 grant to No One Left Behind – a nationwide association dedicated to supporting allies and interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition, Liberty Mutual employees have been donating to veterans’ organizations across the country since 2008, which are combined with the company’s matched contributions.