Independence Blue Cross – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Independence Blue Cross #50

Philadelphia, PA
4,387 employees
CEO: Daniel J. Hilferty
CDE: John F. Clayton Jr.

Diversity Mission: At Independence Blue Cross, we are passionate about our mission: enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve. People are truly at the heart of our business. As a company that is committed to changing the game, we understand that we need to think broadly and be open to diverse ideas, experiences, and perspectives to transform the delivery of health care. That is why we’re committed to attracting and sustaining a talented workforce that reflects the diversity of the community where we live and work. As people with purpose, we respect the diversity of our customers and believe that we can serve them most effectively by embracing diversity and inclusion within our company.

The development program at Independence Blue Cross helps employees gain experience and education. This program includes classroom training via Web-based tools and other media as well as personal enrichment classes. Independence Blue Cross’ associate benefits include an on-site fitness center or discount membership to another fitness center. Also, the company’s supplier diversity program offers opportunities to businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by a minority group member or a woman.