Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Earns 90 percent in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Posted on January 26, 2022

News Release

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                 Contact: Edward Byrnes

Date: January 27, 2022                                                                                   edward.byrnes@excellus.com


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Earns 90 percent in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

 

SYRACUSE, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has received a score of 90 percent out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Excellus BCBS joins the ranks of 1,271 major U.S. businesses that were also ranked in the 2022 CEI.

“We’re proud to be recognized for our inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ inclusion,” said Sady Alvarado-Fischer (she/her), corporate director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Excellus BCBS. “As a queer woman, I am especially proud to work for an organization that is committed to creating an environment where our employees and members can choose to be out, and have their identities affirmed and celebrated.”

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

●       Non-discrimination policies across business entities;

●       Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;

●       Supporting an inclusive culture; and,

●       Corporate social responsibility.

The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit ExcellusBCBS.com.

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