For third year, company scores 100 percent on the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the third consecutive year, Anthem, Inc. announced that it received
a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies
and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the
Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
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. Anthem’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“Our commitment to delivering trusted and caring solutions to all of our
consumers, including the LGBT community, starts with an inclusive
culture that encourages associates to be authentic and to bring their
cultural insight and experiences into their daily work,” said Tracy
Edmonds, Anthem chief diversity officer. “We are very proud of the role
that our LGBT associates continue to play in building such culture –
this makes our organization better for our associates and increases the
value we offer to our consumers.”
The company’s commitment to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture
is best showcased by its nine Associate Resource Groups, which includes
the Associate Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE). Made
up of more than 600 members across the country, ANGLE works actively
within the company to create leadership development opportunities and
promote role models.
Through their ongoing collaboration with company business divisions,
ANGLE provides valuable consumer experiences that are helping shape
business solutions that can better serve LGBT customers. In fact, ANGLE
was instrumental in the development of a free online experience – Creating
an LGBT-Friendly Practice – designed to provide physicians and their
office staff with strategies for enhancing physician-patient
interactions. By sharing their personal insights and most pressing and
relevant healthcare-related issues facing the LGBT community, members of
ANGLE are helping to improve dialogue physicians have with their
patients and address health disparities. In addition, ANGLE has
developed resources in 2016 to raise awareness and cultural competency
about the transgender community and their access to health care.
Additionally, through its nationally recognized Supplier Diversity
program, Anthem further demonstrates its commitment to doing business
with vendors who reflect the diversity of the customers it serves
including numerous LGBT-owned businesses.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring
solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and
services that give their members access to the care they need. With over
73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly
40 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the
nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about
Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.
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