BlueCross Named a 2022 Forbes Best Employer for Diversity

Company earns fifth consecutive annual ranking in 2022


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has been recognized as a 2022 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes the fifth consecutive year. 

“We’ve made a long-term commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected,” said Ron Harris, vice president of corporate workforce diversity. “We’re proud to have earned this recognition for the fifth consecutive year, and we’ll continue to build and deliver on our promise to our employees, members and business partners as we move forward.”

These rankings were determined by an independent survey of approximately 60,000 U.S. employees. Participants were asked for opinions on a series of statements about diversity in their current workplace and to evaluate other employers in their industry. The diversity among company executives was also part of the assessment.

“We have a passionate team that dedicates all of their attention to embedding diversity initiatives into our business processes and systems,” says April Lomax, director of corporate workforce diversity. “We know our employee community and the diversity landscape are always changing, and that’s why we keep a scorecard to identify our strengths, as well as areas for improvement for our company diversity goals.”

This designation is the second Forbes ranking earned by the company this year. In February, BlueCross was named one of America’s Best Large Employers. The insurer was also recognized by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce with the 2022 Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement award for efforts to hire, promote and engage a more diverse staff.

For more information about the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has served the state for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at

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