HCSC Listed as One of the Highest Ranking Health Insurers for Diversity and Inclusion

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), is ranked 20th on the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® - up two spots from last year and 14 spots from 2008. In addition, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer also ranked fifth on the list of Top 10 Companies for Executive Women. HCSC operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma as well as Texas and has been recognized by DiversityInc for the last six years in a row.

“We’ve known HCSC for a while, and its top leadership is among the most committed to diversity that we’ve seen,” said Luke Visconti, chief executive officer of DiversityInc.

“It is an honor to be listed as one of the highest ranking health insurers for diversity and inclusion, but what makes us even more proud is the fact that we continue to rise on the DiversityInc list,” said Carolyn Clift, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Health Care Service Corporation. “This shows that HCSC employees will not settle for anything less than their best when it comes to maintaining a true diverse and inclusive culture.”

HCSC showed strength in four areas including CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity. An inclusive workforce with strong diversity training, first-rate benefits and a commitment to measuring results also helped ensure HCSC’s ranking.

“I am so incredibly proud of our employees for continuing to exemplify the true meaning of diversity,” said Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corporation. “HCSC employees have embraced the key principles of diversity and made it an important part of our business. This commitment has contributed to our success.”

A total of 449 companies with 1,000 or more employees competed for inclusion on the list, up 12 percent from last year.

About Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation is the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with 12.4 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. HCSC has a rating of AA- (Very Strong) from Standard and Poor’s, A1 (Good) from Moody’s and A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best Company. For more information, visit www.HCSC.com.

For more information about the DiversityInc Top 50, visit www.diversityinc.com.



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