BlueCross Ranks Fourth Among Forbes’ Best Large Employers

Company is top Tennessee organization, highest-ranked Blue plan for 2023


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) has earned the fourth highest spot on Forbes’ annual list of America’s 500 best large employers, making the publication’s list for the sixth time since 2016.

“We believe we can only serve our members well when we serve our employees well, with a work experience built on mutual purpose, trust and respect, wherever our people work,” said Roy Vaughn, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at BCBST. “This achievement is a testament to the continuous efforts of people throughout our organization – it’s extraordinary to be recognized at this level, and we are truly honored.”

The 2023 ranking is the company’s highest ever showing, with a placement well ahead of some of the world’s most sought-after employers. The Chattanooga-based plan is the highest-ranked Tennessee organization and the highest-ranked insurance company in the 2023 list, as well as the first of three Blue plans to earn a listing.

BCBST’s top ten placement is the latest of several recent Forbes ratings for the organization. In recent years, the company has earned Forbes recognition as one of Tennessee’s top employers, one of the best employers for women, and a best employer for diversity every year since 2019.

The list is assembled by Forbes and market research firm Statista, who surveyed 45,000 Americans working for businesses with 1,000 or more employees. Survey respondents were asked how likely they were to recommend their own employer to friends and family, as well as how they felt about other employers outside their industry. Respondents were offered the chance to nominate organizations other than their employer. The final list ranks the 500 large employers across 25 different industry sectors that received the most recommendations.

For more news and updates about the company’s commitment to inclusion and community service, visit the BlueCross News Center. Learn more about the 2023 rankings by visiting Forbes online.

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 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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