February 27, 2019
Independence Blue Cross has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The local health insurer earned the award thanks to employee feedback via an anonymous survey evaluating aspects of workplace culture, including employees; feelings regarding the company's values and if their occupation makes them feel as though they're a part of something meaningful.
Independence offers their employees their choice of "enrichment" and growth opportunities, including: tuition deferral and reimbursement programs, a free on-site fitness facility, nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, year-round farm-share programs, Indego bike share discounts, and the “Know Your Value” national employee development and empowerment program, the organization explains.
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Independence employees also receive company perks such as paid time off for volunteer work and preventive health screenings, as well as access to a variety of identity groups, activities, and clubs — including Associate Resource Groups, which give employees connected by common characteristics opportunities to pursue professional development, networking, and community outreach.
“Our associates are the reason we are successful as a company, so I am thrilled that they feel valued and motivated to learn, grow, and contribute at Independence Blue Cross,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence CEO, in a statement.
In 2018, Independence Blue Cross was recognized as a Forbes “Best Large Employer” and received an Excellence Award for Diversity at the HR Department of the Year Awards.
The 2019 Top Workplaces list was compiled via a third-party survey administered by Energage, a top provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, in a statement. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”