Company earns 100 percent score for second year
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BlueCross) has been named a 2023 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), earning a 100 percent score for the second year.
The DEI is one of the most comprehensive benchmarking tools for disability workplace inclusion. It’s facilitated by nonprofits Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and it exists to support businesses in taking measurable actions toward recruiting and retaining people with disabilities.
“We intentionally create a workforce where people of all abilities can thrive, which also means we can better understand and respond to our members’ needs,” said Ron Harris, BlueCross vice president of corporate workforce diversity. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from the Disability Equality Index, and it’s a testament to our decades-long commitment to making diversity and inclusion part of how we work each day.”
BlueCross was recognized for its employee benefits and human resources policies and procedures, making accommodations for job candidates during the recruitment process and meeting accessibility standards with customer- and employee-facing digital content. The company also earned recognition for offering internship opportunities for high school students who have intellectual and learning disabilities through Project SEARCH.
For more information about the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit www.bcbst.com/diversity.
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 bcbstnews.com.