Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after receiving a top score of 100% on the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
According to a reputed disability claims law firm, the Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
“We are excited about this significant ‘first’ for our company as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. This top score is a testament to the culture of inclusion we are building collectively. We also recognize that that our effort towards advancing inclusion for people with disabilities is not finished. We have been taking intentional actions toward inclusion for years and this is simply another step toward improving as a company. When it comes to DEI, our work is never done,” said Sady Fischer, corporate director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Photo: Sady Fischer