CHICAGO — Today, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) was named to the 2023 list of The Civic 50 by the world’s largest nonprofit, Points of Light. The Civic 50 recognizes the 50 top community-minded companies in the United States according to an annual survey.
HCSC has been named to The Civic 50 nine times in the eleven year history of the recognition program, which is a national standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how leading companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the core of their business. HCSC is one of only 20 companies that have been recognized for nine or more years.
The Civic 50 honorees are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs: investment of resources and volunteerism, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.
“HCSC is committed to advancing access to care for our members and the communities we serve,” said Clarita Santos, Executive Director, Corporate and Civic Partnerships. “We have a longstanding history of investing in programs that directly benefit the surrounding community and look forward to continuing to find ways to improve lives. We are proud to be among an elite group of organizations recognized as part of The Civic 50 year after year.”
HCSC operates health insurance plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, serving more than 17 million members. The company makes an impact within those five states through charitable investments with community partners, civic engagement, event sponsorship, employee giving, donation drives, in-kind donations, and volunteerism.
In 2022, HCSC through its major grant program invested $9.3 million in initiatives aimed at impacting social factors that can be barriers to health. Programs receiving support focus on efforts such as expanding access to free fitness opportunities, addressing hunger and nutrition, and boosting economic security and opportunities through training, hiring, and providing access to neighborhood centers. Additionally, employees volunteered more than 110,000 hours with 1,800 local organizations and the company provided $370,000 in matching dollars for those volunteer hours.
“Companies play a critical role in creating thriving, participatory communities,” said Diane Quest, interim president and CEO, Points of Light. “Companies like HCSC set a model for others, showing how to best use employee talent, business assets and integration to create meaningful impact, and we’re thrilled to uplift and celebrate their work as an honoree of The Civic 50 2023.”
The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact, and the results are analyzed by VeraWorks. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate community engagement.
Learn more about HCSC’s overall community impact in the 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer, with more than 17.5 million members in its health 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.
About Points of Light
Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 145 affiliates across 39 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 3.7 million people in 16.7 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit pointsoflight.org.