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BlueCross Once Again Honored as One of Country’s Best Employers for Diversity

Company earns fourth consecutive annual ranking in 2021


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has been recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s 2021 Best Employers for Diversity, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has earned a spot on the list.

The Best Employers for Diversity ranking is based on the results of a Forbes/Statista study that included an independent survey of current employees as well as reviews from non-employees in the same industry, along with publicly available information about the company. 

“In a year of significant challenges including a global pandemic and a renewed national dialogue on racial injustice, our board and executive leadership heightened our focus on fostering a workplace culture built on respect and trust,” said Ron Harris, vice president of diversity and inclusion for BlueCross. “We are honored to support an engaged, diverse workforce that enables us to serve our members well – and we pledge to continue those efforts.”

In addition to making the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list every year since its inception, BlueCross was recently acknowledged by the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for a third consecutive year. Over the past several years, the company also earned Forbes recognition as one of the country’s best large employers and as one of the best employers in Tennessee.

For more information about diversity and inclusion efforts at BlueCross, visit

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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