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Acko’s new inclusive HR policy extends benefits to partners of LGBTIQ employees

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 10, 2020, 1:50 pm IST
Updated : Jan 10, 2020, 1:50 pm IST

Acko joins just a handful of Indian startups who are taking measures to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

 Acko has also created a gender neutral POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) policy that extends coverage to all LGBTIQ+ employees and not only cis-gendered men and women.
  Acko has also created a gender neutral POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) policy that extends coverage to all LGBTIQ+ employees and not only cis-gendered men and women.

Bengaluru: India's first and fastest-growing InsurTech company, Acko announced today that it has extended its group medical insurance cover to include the partners of their LGBTIQ+ employees. This will enable Acko’s employees from the LGBTIQ+ community to declare their same-sex live in partners to avail medical insurance benefits that would cover hospitalisation, Health Returns and Health Assessment This new D&I initiative is a step towards achieving equality in the workplace and acknowledging the evolving relationship dynamics in the country.

Acko joins just a handful of Indian startups who are taking measures to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. “We wish to embrace our DNA of being a new age digital company across all aspects and be a leading voice of change and accountability. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity not only violates universal basic human rights, it also adversely impacts the long-term economic prospects of individuals and businesses. We are committed to driving genuine diversity and inclusion in the workplace where everyone feels included and respected,” said Ruchi Deepak, Managing Director of Acko.

 

 Acko has also created a gender neutral POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) policy that extends coverage to all LGBTIQ+ employees and not only cis-gendered men and women.

 Acko, is consciously working towards developing the best HR practices and creating a strong work culture that encourages employees to give their best for the company. Actively hiring, the company is an equal opportunity employer where gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity do not matter. Acko has received recognition as an employer of choice, having secured a spot in “Linkedin top startups—Hottest Indian Companies to Work for Now” two years in a row (2018, 2019) and has also been featured in Business Today’s coolest startups list .

 

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