Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois we support an environment where all employees feel valued, empowered, and recognized for their unique talents, perspectives and differences.  Our Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) embeds a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all areas of the company.  This extends from how we hire, manage and interact with employees, to how we serve our customers and provide for our communities.  

We strive to maintain an inclusive work environment where all employees, including those from the disability community, LGBTQ community, and from any background, culture and gender, experience equity.  Employees know when they come to work each day they will be treated fairly and with the respect they deserve. We see our organization as one united by our differences and empowered by the strengths each employee brings to the table.

Commitment to Our Members and Communities

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion extends to the communities we serve by expanding access to quality, cost-effective care across Illinois. We offer a variety of coverage options, promote preventive care, and support organizations that advance equitable access to health care. We promote food security through our support of Feeding America and other nonprofit partners, build community fitness courts and playgrounds, provide community services through our Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM locations, and operate responsibly with sustainable business practices.    

Supplier Diversity

Our Corporate Supplier Diversity department promotes procurement opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned and other qualifying companies. One of the primary goals of the department is to encourage supplier diversity to create a positive economic impact in the communities we serve.

Visit the Supplier Diversity page for more information

Awards and Recognition

We’re proud to have been awarded recognition for efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion. These awards and acknowledgments advance the cause of diversity in the marketplace.

See our awards and recognition

Last Updated: July 12, 2023