Posted: 07/15/2021 / 10:44 AM EDTUpdated: 7/15/2021 / 10:44 AM EDT
From Excellus BlueCross BlueShield:
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is proud to be named one of the best employers for the inclusion of people with disabilities, having scored a high of 2021 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability: IN and the American Association of People with Has reached 100 percent disabilities.
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies create a roadmap of measurable, concrete actions they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score on a scale from zero (0) to 100, with those who earn 80 or more being recognized as “Best Employers for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities”
“We are pleased about this important“ first ”for our company as the Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion! This top grade is proof of the culture of inclusion that we are building together. We also recognize that our efforts to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities are not yet complete. We have been conscious of inclusion for years and this is just another step towards improving as a company. When it comes to DEI, our job never ends, ”said Sady Fischer, Corporate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
About disability: IN
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest disability rights organization in the country, and Disability: IN, the global network for the inclusion of people with disabilities, to jointly promote the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations complement each other and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible for companies and the disabled community.
The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability representatives. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.