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

Jim Reed

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

Forbes ranked Excellus BCBS 14th overall in New York in its 2023 list of America’s Best Employers By Stateopens new tab to different site. The Health Plan is also listed as the highest ranked insurance company in New York. Access the full list of rankings at Forbes.comopens new tab to different site.

“We’re proud to be recognized for the second year in a row as a top employer in New York state,” said Excellus BCBS President and CEO Jim Reed. “We're a great place to work thanks to our employees, who work each day to improve the health of our members and communities.”

“Our employees are at the center of everything we do, and we’re committed to supporting them through our inclusive culture, comprehensive employee benefits, flexible work environment and more,” he added.

In 2022, Forbes recognized Excellus BCBS as the 19th best employer in New York state.

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, potential for development, and diversity.

Excellus BCBS has also appeared on the following rankings by Forbes:

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Excellus BCBS, 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 4,200 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. 


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