2015 Marks Fourth Consecutive Year of Corporate Equality Index “Perfect Score” Achievement for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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100 percent rating from Human Rights Campaign Foundation underscores employer’s commitment to LGBT equality

“We are proud to be consistently recognized for our commitment in developing an inclusive workplace for all employees. Achieving this premier standing is important for Blue Cross in recruiting and maintaining a talented and diverse workforce.”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) achieved a perfect score and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the Human Right Campaign’s (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2015. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Blue Cross has achieved this designation. Blue Cross was rated among 971 businesses in the country and was one of only 366 to achieve the top rating of 100 percent in 2015.

The CEI is broadly recognized as the premier national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion. The policies, benefits and practices businesses must implement to earn a perfect score are regarded as best-in-class demonstrations of corporate commitments to LGBT workers.

“Blue Cross is honored to have again earned a 100 percent rating,” said Paula Phillippe, senior vice president of human resources and external relations. “We are proud to be consistently recognized for our commitment in developing an inclusive workplace for all employees. Achieving this premier standing is important for Blue Cross in recruiting and maintaining a talented and diverse workforce.”

The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses. For the CEI report, the HRC evaluated a series of LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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