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Community Highlights: Health Plans


For 75 years, Highmark Inc., its affiliated health plans and their predecessor companies have upheld a tradition of service to the communities in which they operate. Today, Highmark health plans fund, support and inspire good health by providing millions of dollars of financial support, countless hours of in-kind support and an overarching commitment to corporate responsibility. These contributions aim to create healthier communities and ultimately, healthier people.

Along with its corporate giving, Highmark health plans also support the community through signature programs, and they continue to take visible and actionable steps to promote a more diverse workforce and greater environmental stewardship.

Over the past year, Highmark health plans provided support to hundreds of organizations in their service areas and touched the lives of thousands of individuals. Among their 2014 community highlights were empowering women to be healthy through the Fun, Fit and Fabulous conference; addressing the shortage in primary care physicians in rural Pennsylvania communities; and expanding the annual Walk for a Healthy Community event to the state of Delaware.

Read the business highlights related to the health plans.

Fast Fact

75 years

For more than 75 years, charitable giving and providing community support have defined the Highmark organization.

Awards & Recognition

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware honored with 2014 Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter, Corporate Philanthropy Award

Highmark Delaware was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter, for its ongoing commitment to the community and its BluePrints for the Community grant program.

Highmark's Health Equity and Quality Services receives Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor Award

Highmark Health Equity and Quality Services (HEQS) was presented with TheBurg magazine's Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor (Best of the Best) award at the Latino Hispanic American Community Center’s (LHACC) block party in Harrisburg on Sept. 13. The Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor awards honor companies and local businesses that are making strides in diversity and inclusion for the Latino community. Highmark earned this award for its effort to promote wellness in the Latino community through its "Seven Steps to Good Health" initiative.

Highmark Blue Shield, sole member of central Pennsylvania United Way $1 Million Club

United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) honored Highmark Blue Shield as a top contributor. Out of the 23 contributors that raised $100,000 or more, Highmark Blue Shield is the only organization in the $1 Million Club. The $1 Million Club is exclusive to companies/organizations that contribute $1 million or more to United Way in a year. Highmark Blue Shield is one of UWCR's great supporters both financially and through volunteer engagement.

Highmark Inc. a finalist in Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Highmark Inc. was selected by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service as a finalist for the Outstanding Service by a Major Corporation award in 2014.

From your eyes

"The Highmark Walk gave Family Promise of Northern New Castle County a unique opportunity to raise funds for our organization, while giving the families we serve a new way to support each other."

Carolyn Gordon
Executive Director
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County

In our words

"At Highmark, our commitment to ensuring our members have access to high-quality care extends to all the communities we serve, whether they are urban, suburban, or rural."

Dr. Donald R. Fischer, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Highmark Inc.