story title image

BlueCross Named the Top Employer in Tennessee

Company earns #1 ranking out of 80 employers across the state

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BlueCross) has been named the No. 1 employer in the state by Forbes in their 2022 list of America’s Best Employers by State, which ranked the top 80 employers across Tennessee. This ranking is up from 9th in 2021 and 13th in 2020.

“BlueCross is a mission-driven company that strives to make sure our employees feel valued,” said Roy Vaughn, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “We’re always looking for ways to improve our employees’ experience because when they are at their best, we’re better able to meet the needs of our members and business partners.”

The Best Employers by State survey considered a variety of criteria, including potential for growth, salary, and openness to telecommuting. Participants were also asked how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations outside of their own industry.

The final list is divided into 51 rankings, one for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was compiled by surveying 70,000 U.S. employees working for businesses with at least 500 employees. The final list ranks the 1,382 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states.

This designation is the fourth Forbes ranking earned by the company this year. The insurer was named a Best Employer for Women, one of America’s Best Large Employers and one of the country’s Best Employers for Diversity.

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

Related Content