Best Places to Work: Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield


Best Places to Work: Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Employee wellness is encouraged in a number of ways at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in the state.

Founded in 1948, the company has a free on-site health and fitness center, Club Blue, in downtown Little Rock. Club Blue features all the perks of a costly boutique gym.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Home: Little Rock
Employees: 2,700
Industry Type: Health Care

Walk-a-Block Wednesdays encourage employees to get-up and move. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s wellness team offers Stress Beater Team Huddles where a certified trainer and fitness professional leads de-stressing activities during scheduled team meetings. On-site seated massages are available on a monthly basis and provide employees with the benefits of a massage.

The company has a variety of other work perks including a formal banquet honoring long-time employees, corporate discounts (both locally and nationally), employee appreciation celebrations and wellness programs with cash incentives.

Among the other benefits offered is a low- or no-cost insurance plan.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield actively recruits prior military members and veterans, many of which are disabled. In addition, the company provides extensive efforts to accommodate individuals with disabilities, including the opportunity to work at home.