DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has been named to the 2022 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine for the fourth year in a row. Blue Cross NC is ranked #15 on the list, 23 spots higher than the company's 2021 ranking and 301 spots higher than its 2019 ranking. It's also one of the top two highest ranked employers in North Carolina. 

“Blue Cross NC’s commitment to diversity is embedded in our culture,” said Pam Diggs, MPH, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “We put our people first and believe in order to make health care better for all, we need an inclusive workforce that values differences and reflects the diverse needs of our members and communities.” 

The companies on the “Best Employers for Diversity” list are chosen based on a survey of employees where employers were ranked on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality, as well as that of general diversity. The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks and the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority for Blue Cross NC. The insurer employs strategies across every level of the company for recruitment, hiring, company culture and workplace education. These strategies are also reflected through its efforts driving health care equity for its members and communities across the state. In the workplace, Blue Cross NC cultivates an environment of inclusion and belonging, in pursuit of increased employee satisfaction, innovation, and representation that reflects the diverse state of North Carolina. 

The Forbes accolade is the latest recognition as a top employer for its work environment and diverse culture at Blue Cross NC. Earlier this year, the company was named America’s Best Mid-sized Employers for the fourth year in a row. 

This announcement helps support the company’s employment brand. To learn more about the culture at Blue Cross NC, visit bluecrossnc.com.