Excellus BlueCross BlueShield once again earned high marks from the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2021 index rated 1,142 major U.S. businesses on LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
“We’re proud to be recognized for the seventh year in a row for our inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality,” said Sady Fischer, corporate director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Excellus BCBS. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission and culture, and affirming our LGBTQ+ employees and members is part of that mission.
For more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit ExcellusBCBS.com.