BlueCross Ranks 11th Among Forbes’ Best Large Employers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) has earned a spot on Forbes’ annual list of America’s 600 best large employers for the seventh time since 2016. 

“As we continue embracing remote work and providing meaningful opportunities for our people to thrive, it’s clear our people appreciate our approach,” said Roy Vaughn, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at BCBST. “Our employees share a consistent commitment to excellence in serving our members, and it’s an honor to know that our efforts to be an employer of choice are highly valued.”

The 2024 ranking once again places BCBST well ahead of some of the globe’s most-recognized companies. Coming in at #11 this year, BCBST is the state’s second highest-ranked large employer. The company is the top insurer for the second consecutive year and the highest-rated of the six Blue plans that earned placement.

BCBST’s latest rating adds to its list of Forbes achievements. Over the past eight years, the company has ranked in Forbes as one of the best employers for women and one of the best employers in Tennessee. Additionally, Forbes research has rated BCBST a top employer for diversity every year since 2019.  

The list is developed by Forbes and market research firm Statista, who surveyed more than 170,000 Americans working for businesses with 5,000 or more employees. Surveyers asked respondents how likely they were to recommend their own employer to friends and loved ones, and to share their thoughts about other employers in their respective industry. Respondents were offered the opportunity to nominate organizations other than their employer. The final list ranked the top 600 large employers that received the most recommendations. 

For more news and updates about BCBST’s commitment to employee engagement, equity, and community service, visit the BlueCross News Center. Learn more about the 2024 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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