For second year, company scores 100 percent on the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, Anthem, Inc. announced that it received
a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies
and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the
Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 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. Anthem’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“Anthem is proud to once again earn a perfect score of 100 percent on
the Corporate Equality Index,” said Tracy Edmonds, chief diversity
officer at Anthem, Inc. “Anthem’s commitment to be a valued health care
partner to all Americans means we must recognize and understand the
unique needs and expectations of the varied communities we serve. Our
LGBT customers and associates are an integral part of those communities
and this recognition underscores our demonstrated commitment to
inclusion of the LGBT community.”
The company’s commitment to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture
is best showcased by its nine Associate Resource Groups, which includes
the Associate Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE). With
nearly 500 members across the country, ANGLE works actively within the
company to create leadership development opportunities, promote role
models and most notably, collaborate with company business divisions to
offer their insights and personal experiences to help develop business
solutions to better serve LGBT customers.
Most recently ANGLE was instrumental in the development of a free online
experience – Creating an LGBT-Friendly Practice – designed to
provide physicians and their office staff with strategies for enhancing
physician-patient interactions. ANGLE helped shape the content direction
by offering personal insight into the most pressing and relevant
healthcare-related issues faced by the LGBT community.
Additionally, through its nationally recognized Supplier Diversity
program, Anthem further demonstrates its commitment to doing business
with vendors who reflect the diversity of the customers it serves
including numerous LGBT-owned businesses.
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses
responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional
leadership. Anthem, Inc. not only meets these standards, it goes above
and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental
aspect of its corporate values,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality
Program Director Deena Fidas.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights
organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end
discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves
fundamental fairness and equality for all.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring
solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and
services that give their members access to the care they need. With over
72 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more
than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of
the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information
about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.
Anthem, Inc. Media Contact