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BlueCross Ranked A National Best Employer for LGBTQ Equality

Company achieves perfect score for third consecutive year

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has been named one of America’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the third consecutive year. This designation is awarded only to companies achieving a perfect 100 percent score in the annual Corporate Equality Index Ratings.

The annual Index is a national benchmarking survey that reports on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. Final scores are determined by a points-based system, and this year, nearly twice as many businesses participated in the survey than were ultimately awarded this distinction.

BlueCross earned recognition for nondiscrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and its corporate social responsibility efforts.  

“Even as we’ve adjusted to the challenges of COVID-19, our people have continued to champion a workplace that’s founded on teamwork, trust and respect,” said Ron Harris, BlueCross vice president of diversity and inclusion. “Those efforts are guided by board and executive leadership, as well as the everyday actions of our people.”  

In 2020, BlueCross was recognized by Forbes as an America’s Best-In-State Employer and a Best Employer for Diversity. It was also ranked a Best Place to Work in Chattanooga by Edge Magazine.

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

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.®

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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