BCBSRI was recognized for its workplace practices including a non-discrimination policy, providing protections to LGBT employees, and offering employee health benefits to spouses and domestic partners. Active in the community, BCBSRI also provides philanthropic support to local LGBT nonprofit organizations.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island values all of our employees and believes in principles of fairness and dignity, said Visael Bobby Rodriguez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for BCBSRI. Our inclusive policies and practices enable us to support our LGBT employees and demonstrate that we value them, as we do all of our employees. When our employees feel valued, we are then able to best serve our members and community.
The 2014 CEI rated a total of 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.