Top-scoring businesses are recognized as Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. Florida Blue was among 139 companies nationally to receive a score of 100, which it has received all six years the survey has been conducted. In 2017, the company received the Employer of the Year award. The survey is a joint initiative of the
The DEI is a benchmarking tool for Fortune 1000 companies to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. In 2020, 247 corporations utilized the survey to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts. It is embraced by both business leaders and disability advocates.
"We firmly believe that an inclusive workforce of people with disabilities increases our understanding of each other and our customers," said Florida Blue CEO
Some of the company's achievements and initiatives in the past year include:
- The organization's Mental Health Collaborative became a full-fledged employee community with the goal of bringing awareness to mental and emotional health while providing support and resources for all team members.
- Florida Blue added a caregiving employee engagement committee to support people with disabilities to provide ongoing education, awareness and support within the workforce and community to build a more inclusive environment.
- Florida Blue and the
Florida Blue Foundationawarded a total of $1,565,750in charitable donations to organizations that support people with disabilities, including $300,000each to Hope Havenand Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, and $400,000to Miami Lighthousefor the Blind and Visually Impaired.
The survey measured culture and leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices including benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, and accommodations; community engagement; supplier diversity; and non-
A score of 100 on the DEI means that a company adheres to many of the numerous leading disability inclusion practices featured in the DEI. The benchmarking tool was developed in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group of experts in disability advocacy, business, and policy.
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