DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has been named to the 2018 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes Magazine. The ranking places Blue Cross NC among top mid-size employers in North Carolina and the nation.

“We’ve thought for some time that we are one of the best employers in the country, but having Forbes recognize this is such an important achievement,” said Fara Palumbo, chief people officer for Blue Cross NC. “I couldn’t be more proud of our talented employees who deliver on our mission every day of improving the health and wellbeing of our customers and communities.”

The companies on the “America’s Best Employers” list are chosen based on an independent online survey of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 individuals. These companies span 25 industry sectors.

Survey participants are asked to rate both their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to evaluate other companies in their same industries that stand out either positively or negatively. Employees are also asked 35 questions about work related topics such as working conditions, salary, development potential, diversity and company image.

The Forbes accolade is the latest recognition of the work environment and culture at Blue Cross NC. The company has also been recognized by:

  • Great Place to Work – Certified as a “Great Place to Work”
  • Working Mother Magazine – “100 Best Companies”
  • Workforce Magazine - Top 100
  • Computer World - 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • Ethisphere Institute - One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

To learn more about the culture at Blue Cross NC, visit bluecrossnc.com.  

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina improves the health and well-being of our customers and communities through innovative health care products, insurance, services and information to more than 3.8 million members, including approximately 1 million served on behalf of other Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield plans. Since 1933, we have worked to make North Carolina a better place to live through our support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross NC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit Blue Cross NC online at bcbsnc.com. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.