Health Care Service Corporation Ranked on National List of Best Companies for Women & Diverse Managers to Work

July 11, 2017

DiversityMBA’s annual 50 Out Front list recognizes HCSC for support of diversity in leadership roles

Chicago, IL  – Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer, has been ranked on DiversityMBA’s 2017 listing of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” Also known as the 50 Out Front list, the annual survey highlights companies and institutions that make a concerted effort to implement strategies for women and managers of diverse backgrounds to gain access to leadership roles.

“At HCSC, we value a workplace where diversity and inclusion thrive, where all employees are valued, respected, connected and able to contribute to their fullest potential,” said Manika Turnbull, HCSC’s vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. “I am proud of our strong commitment to foster an environment where so many unique perspectives contribute to better serving our members, and those efforts are recognized and rewarded.”

HCSC, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, improved on its 2016 ranking of sixth on the list. The company was recognized for initiatives such as employee-run Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which help create a diverse and inclusive culture while also developing solutions and resources that have a positive impact for HCSC and its members.

In addition, HCSC continued to further its strategy of prioritizing recruitment and retention of diverse talent through its leadership development programs, training programs for all employees and partnerships with a wide number of professional and community organizations, including those that support youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

DiversityMBA is a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management. The group surveys more than 500 companies and rates them based on representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability. To learn more about HCSC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, check out the 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Profile and the 2016 Social Responsibility Report.

About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with nearly 15 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.

Media Contacts:
Kristen Cunningham
Health Care Service Corporation
Phone: 312-653-1686
E-mail: Kristen_Cunningham@hcsc.net