National recognition honors company culture of equity and inclusion
PITTSBURGH (February 3, 2023) — Highmark Health and Highmark Inc. were recently named to Newsweek's "America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity" list. Parent company Highmark Health earned a four-and-a-half star rating and its wholly owned subsidiary Highmark Inc., the nation's fourth largest Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer, earned the highest possible five-star score.
The list was compiled by Plant-A Insights for Newsweek and used public data, interviews with human resources professionals about the most important drivers of employee satisfaction and anonymous surveys of a diverse pool of employees from companies with 1,000-or-more employees.
In all, the process yielded feedback from around 350,000 companies. The 1,000 highest-scoring employers were included in the list, which appeared in Newsweek in late January.
"Highmark Health is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of 'America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity,' said Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew; MD, MEd, MPPM, FACOG; senior vice president; chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer of the Enterprise Equitable Health Institute at Highmark Health. "Receiving this honor reflects our organization's comprehensive strategy to advance equity, inclusion and belonging in our recruitment, retention, professional development, and workplace culture practices and standards."
To cultivate an inclusive and diverse workforce, the Highmark Health Enterprise Equitable Health Institute supports ten employee-led business resource groups, facilitates more than 13,500 companywide Inclusivity Reset Trainings annually, produces a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) playbook for leaders, shares an LGBTQ+ Benefit Guide, and leads three DEI accountability committees including a national advisory council.
In addition to a comprehensive internal strategy, Highmark Health is focused on improving health disparities and inequities, ensuring supplier diversity, and investing in the talent pipeline.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based enterprise that employs more than 37,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country, is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, enGen, and Helion. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to approximately 6.8 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York, as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses. Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network in western Pennsylvania comprised of 14 hospitals, more than 2,600 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions. enGen is focused on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. Helion works with payers to cultivate high-performing networks while empowering providers to operate at their best. To learn more, visit www.highmarkhealth.org.