*John Hancock Life Insurance Co. is donating $1 million worth of canned peaches, pears and apricots to survivors of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita via the Houston and Baton Rouge, La. food banks. The approximately 53,000 cases of fruit will come from Signature Fruit, John Hancock’s Modesto, Calif.-based subsidiary.
*Webster Insurance, a subsidiary of Webster Financial Corp., announced that the American Bankers Insurance Association has given the company an award for leadership, integration and innovation in the bank insurance industry. The ABIA selected Webster Insurance as one of two models for its 2005 Case Studies of Leading Banks in Insurance. This study profiles Webster’s commercial insurance growth and productivity, integration of banking and insurance products, leadership in the field and innovative practices.
* HR.com named the top employers in its San Francisco Chronicle Employers of Excellence program. Recognized Bay-area companies include Accolo, Bingham McCutcheon, Exelixis, Pool Covers and The Performance Group of Northern California.
The Chronicle recognized the winners in its Sept. 18 edition. To view a full list of the winners, visit online at www.hr.com/sfgate
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