Excellus selected as one of NYS’s best employers

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in New York state.

In New York state, Excellus BCBS was ranked 19th overall.

Excellus BCBS also finished as the:

• Highest ranked company headquartered in the Rochester region

• Highest ranked insurance company in the state.

“We’re proud to be recognized as a great place to work,” said President and CEO Jim Reed. “As a large Upstate New York employer, we’re committed to engaging and supporting our employees through our strong mission, inclusive culture, flexible work environment and comprehensive employee benefits.

“Last year, we also raised the minimum wage for all employees from $15 to $18 an hour given this commitment to our employees,” he added.

Forbes, and its market research partner Statista, surveyed 70,000 individuals nationwide who worked for companies with at least 500 employees. Forbes divided its list into 51 rankings — one for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.