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BlueCross Listed as One of Nation’s Best Large Employers

Mission-driven company makes Forbes 500 list for fourth time


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Forbes has once again recognized BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as one of America’s best large employers, marking the fourth such ranking for the company in the past six years.

BlueCross ranked 486 of 500 employers and is one of three Blue plans to make the 2021 list. In addition to being recognized as an overall employer of choice, the company has earned rankings on several Forbes lists over the past five years, including acknowledgment as a best employer for women in 2018 and a best employer for diversity in 2019 and 2020.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged for the efforts we’ve made to support and advance the working lives of our employees,” said Karen Ward, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “We are proud to provide our people the chance to engage in meaningful work that improves lives.”

Details about the company’s ongoing efforts to cultivate a culture of service can be found on the BlueCross News Center. Read more about the 2021 rankings by visiting Forbes online.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities 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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