Health Care Service Corporation Ranks 19th on DiversityInc's 12th Annual "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" List
Chicago, Illinois May 1, 2012 – Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) ranked 19th on DiversityInc's 2012 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity® - up seven spots from its 2011 ranking. In addition, the country's largest customer-owned health insurer also ranked third in DiversityInc.'s Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity. HCSC operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma as well as Texas and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the last eight years in a row.
The ranking includes companies from a wide range of industries, including consulting, retail, manufacturing and banking. The full list can be found at www.DiversityInc.com/top50.
"We are thrilled to be listed as one of the top companies for diversity by DiversityInc," said Carolyn Clift, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, HCSC. "As the world changes and new markets emerge, a cross-cultural competent workforce is vital to achieving business success. At HCSC, we acknowledge and support diverse teams to enhance employee performance and meet marketplace demands."
In a breakthrough year, huge gains in diversity were seen at the senior-most levels. At the CEO level, companies in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 have twice the percentage of women as the Fortune 500, triple the percentage of Asians and four times the percentages of Blacks and Latinos.
"In addition to a female CEO, Patricia Hemingway Hall, HCSC has a very diverse board, an effective and accountable diversity-council model, and excellent supplier diversity," said Visconti. "This company is very community focused, with a third of its philanthropic spend going to multicultural nonprofits and 81 percent of its senior executives sitting on the boards of multicultural organizations."
Health Care Service Corporation has long been recognized for its focus on diversity through DiversityInc. In addition to this ranking, HCSC has also been recognized in recent years as one DiversityInc's Top 10 Companies for Latinos, Executive Women, African Americans, and People With Disabilities.
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with more than 13 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit www.HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.