Forbes Ranks BlueCross as Top Tennessee Employer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has once again been named the No. 1 employer in Tennessee by Forbes in their 2023 list of America’s Best-in-State Employers.

“We’re honored to be named Tennessee’s number one employer for the second straight year and to have our efforts recognized nationally,” said Roy Vaughn, SVP and chief human resources officer. “Every employee at BlueCross contributes to our mission and success – and to creating our strong culture. We’re a great place to work because we have incredible people.”

The Best Employers by State survey considered several dimensions of an employee’s experience including potential for growth, diversity, openness to remote work and salary. Of the thousands of companies eligible for this recognition, only a select few are awarded in each state.

The list is divided into 51 rankings, one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. It was compiled by surveying 70,000 U.S. employees across 25 industry sectors working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

The final list ranked the 1,392 employers that received the most recommendations. 

BlueCross has earned recognition on several fronts in 2023, including placements on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Large Employers lists. The company has also been recognized as one of Disability:IN’s Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.


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 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

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