Many People, One Company

We value diversity. We’re committed to inclusion. We understand the need to go further and do more to address equality and equity, and how we serve our members, customers and employees. It starts with our executive team and is valued and reinforced throughout our organization.

More than a decade ago, Daniel J. Loepp, president and CEO, established the Diversity Leadership Council, which provides leadership and guidance for diversity and inclusion practices and initiatives. The members actively engage employees in understanding the many facets of diversity and enabling Blue Cross to provide the best in customer service.

With a focus of promoting a culture of inclusion, tremendous strides have taken place to evolve our diversity journey. To develop cultural competency among employees, Blue Cross holds learning sessions throughout the year that increase awareness and understanding of different cultures, communities, generations, workstyles and perspectives.

Employee Resource Networks

The diverse voices, experiences and perspectives of employees are shared through 10 Employee Resource Networks, known as ERNs. The ERN program strengthens our commitment to an inclusive workplace, by bringing together employees who have a common interest to learn, engage, serve as allies and influence our workplace culture. The ERNs also provide professional development opportunities and provide fresh perspectives to make our business better. More than 30% of Blue Cross employees are a member of a least one ERN. All ERNs are open to any employee who is interested in joining.

The 10 Employee Resource Networks:

  • Active Blue ERN – Promotes the importance of health and wellness  
  • Asian-Pacific Employee Resource ERN – Increases understanding of the Asian-Pacific community and its diverse cultures
  • Azul Hispanic Latino Professionals ERN – Increases understanding of the Hispanic Latinx community 
  • BlueACTS ERN – Increases understanding of the African American experience
  • Bright Blue ERN – Increases understanding of seen and unseen disabilities
  • Equally Blue ERN – Supports and increases understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community 
  • Multicultural ERN – Recognizes various cultures and communities 
  • POWER ERN – Works to empower women and expand their skills
  • Veterans ERN – Connects veterans and allies to help veterans succeed
  • Young Professional ERN – Encourages a multigenerational workforce. 

Learning sessions and volunteer activities are held throughout the year to engage employees. During August, Blue Cross holds more than 30 learning sessions to Celebrate Diversity!

Employee diversity

Our country’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse. At Blue Cross, we’re proud of the diversity in our workforce. Over 40 percent of our employees are people of color and 73 percent of our employees are women.

Pie charts that show the diverse workforce at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

We have gender equality in our leadership positions:

  • 52 percent of our higher management (director and up) positions are filled by women
  • 41 percent of our vice presidents are women
  • Eight women serve on our 35-member board of directors

This pie chart shows gender equality in leadership at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

If you want to be part of promoting diversity in your workplace, find out more about career opportunities with us.