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Excellus named one of Forbes’ best employers for diversity

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, based in Rochester, NY, was honored by Forbes as one of the best employers for diversity in the United States for the second consecutive year. The health insurer achieved notable rankings, placing No. 25 among all national employers and No. 5 in the insurance industry, according to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2024 list.


The recognition is based on a comprehensive survey conducted among 170,000 U.S.-based employees, assessing factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, and general workplace diversity. Excellus BCBS’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access was highlighted as a key factor in their high ranking.

The company’s leadership expressed pride in their workforce’s efforts to foster an inclusive environment. Jim Reed, president and CEO, emphasized that the accolade reflects the company’s core values and the positive impact of their diverse team. Forbes and Statista Inc., a global business intelligence platform, presented the award, underscoring Excellus BCBS’s standing as a leader in both diversity and employment practices.