Operating with integrity and respect is at the core of how we do business with our members, customers and suppliers.
Business Resource Groups
Our eight Business Resource Groups (BRGs) bring together employees with common interests or backgrounds to impact the business and our communities. Their activities in 2021 included:
- Adoption of a Digital Accessibility Statement, advocating for full digital accessibility for all members and employees.
- Programing on the pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color.
- A candid discussion about mental health in the Asian Pacific and African American/Black communities.
“Cultural history trumps professional knowledge, and we have information to share,” says Melanie Mitchell, Texas chair of the African Americans in Motion (AAIM) BRG. “We can suggest products and give our leaders a peek into communities of color.
We are a member of several nonprofit advocacy organizations that promote the inclusion of their business members, assisting in their growth and connecting them with prospective customers. These include:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- National Veteran’s Business Development Council
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Recognition of our DEI Practices, Programs and Strategies
50 Out Front Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers
Best in Class ranking for accountability, board diversity, representation and workplace inclusion
Military Friendly Employers (Bronze)
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
100% on the Corporate Equality Index
100% on the Disability Equality Index
Above and Beyond Awards
These honors recognize our ability to sustain a robust compliance program and maintain a strong ethical culture — even as we navigate a new world of work. While the pandemic continued to challenge our workforce — personally and professionally — BCBSTX navigated through it all by leaning on our core values of integrity, respect, commitment, excellence and caring.
These values are the foundation of our codes of conduct in which we all share a commitment to comply.
Our employees have access to a wide variety of wellness resources, reflecting our long-standing commitment to physical and mental health and all-around well-being.
Digital solutions like Whil, Learn to Live, Well onTarget® and WW give employees the tools to manage stress and anxiety, improve nutrition, sleep, exercise habits and more. Our partnership with HealthFitness evolved to include virtual programs and group exercise classes, providing flexibility for our employees during a challenging time.
Our Employee Assistance Program administrator provided educational webinars on a variety of topics, such as conquering workplace stress, dealing with change and growing personal and professional resilience.
Under a voluntary incentive program, active employees who received a full course of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccine (excluding any booster doses) qualified for an incentive payment.