BCBSIL Values LGBTQ Inclusion
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) stands by our core values of integrity, respect, commitment, caring and excellence. We work together with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) employees to better understand the health care needs of our LGBTQ members.
One of the many ways we support our LGBTQ employees and allies is through the Pride Alliance business resource group. This group is sponsored by senior leadership and supports diversity through:
- Educational seminars
- Community service
- Supporting LGBTQ-focused Community Partners
- Employee cultural awareness
Forbes recognized the operating company of BCBSIL as one of “The Best Employers for Diversity” in 2018.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized the operating company of BCBSIL as a “best place to work for LGBT equality” in 2018. BCBSIL’s operating company also received a score of 100% in the HRC Corporate Equality Index. This national tool measures LGBTQ fairness in the workplace.
BCBSIL is pleased to provide information and resources to our LGBTQ members, their families and decision makers through GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). GLMA is an online provider directory where you can search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health care professionals that welcome LGBTQ individuals and families.
To learn more about our commitment to our members and communities, visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality is the world's largest and oldest association of healthcare professionals committed to providing individuals with health care services regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. You can use the directory for free, and you do not need to register.
Please note that some of these health care professionals may not participate in a BCBSIL health plan. If you decide to see one of the providers listed, check the BCBSIL Provider Finder® tool to find out if they are in network or call them directly to make sure they accept your BCBSIL plan.