Excellus BCBS named to Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Edward Byrnes
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Excellus BCBS named to Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

 

SYRACUSE, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to be named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after receiving a top score of 100 percent on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

 

The 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.”

 

“Being named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for a second year reflects the dedication, passion, and work of so many throughout the Health Plan – guided by a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. While we celebrate this designation, we recognize our work is never done and will continue to drive positive change for our employees, members, and the communities we live in and serve,” stated Sady Alvarado-Fischer, corporate director of diversity, equity & inclusion for Excellus BCBS. 

 

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, developed the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at: DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.