Rochester, NY

Excellus BCBS recognized by Forbes as one of New York state’s best employers

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in New York state.

In New York state, Excellus BCBS was ranked 19th overall.

Excellus BCBS also finished as the:
  • Highest ranked company headquartered in the Rochester region
  • Highest ranked insurance company in the state.

“We’re proud to be recognized as a great place to work,” said President and CEO Jim Reed. “As a large upstate New York employer, we’re committed to engaging and supporting our employees through our strong mission, inclusive culture, flexible work environment and comprehensive employee benefits.

“Last year, we also raised the minimum wage for all employees from $15 to $18 an hour given this commitment to our employees,” he added.

Forbes, and its market research partner Statista, surveyed 70,000 individuals nationwide who worked for companies with at least 500 employees. Forbes divided its list into 51 rankings – one for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Surveys were conducted anonymously and considered various aspects of the employee experience, including working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity.

Access the full list of rankings at

Excellus BCBS employs more than 4,000 individuals across 39 counties of upstate New York.

Joy Auch, (585) 238-4374

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


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