Best Places to Work: Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield


Best Places to Work: Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

As Arkansas’ oldest and largest health insurer, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield has been helping improve the health, financial security and peace of mind of the people of Arkansas for more than 70 years.

As a private, not-for-profit, mutual health insurance company, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield stands apart.

The leaders at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield believe in across-the-board employee wellness. A multi-faceted emphasis on this is provided through a fully equipped, on-site fitness center (Club Blue) which, in addition to Club Blue “lite,” is free for use by all employees.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield added 40 hours of “Pandemic PTO” to employees’ discretionary benefits in 2020 in an effort to accommodate the unanticipated challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

Department-level employee rewards and recognition programs are just one contributing factor to elevated office morale. Fun outings and company-sponsored, department-level team-building events are a frequent practice as well.

An employer-matching 401(k) program creates unique opportunities for employees investing in their retirement.

In addition to prioritizing its employees’ wellness, the organization takes pride in giving back. The Enterprise Employees Committee supports employee-chosen causes with money, goods and volunteer opportunities.

Friendly competition is utilized to promote employee wellness through events such as the Biggest Winner weight loss contest, Blue & You Fitness Challenge and Putting Members First Awards.


CITY: LITTLE ROCK
EMPLOYEES: 3,199
INDUSTRY TYPE: HEALTH CARE

PERKS
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield maintains a separate nonprofit giving foundation (the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas) that makes grants to health-promoting community projects throughout Arkansas. In its 19 years, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded more than $36 million in grants to more than 1,900 applicants (in all 75 counties).

Friendly competition at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield is utilized to promote employee wellness through events such as the Biggest Winner weight loss contest, Blue & You Fitness Challenge and Putting Members First Awards.

The Enterprise Employees Committee at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield supports employee-chosen causes with money, goods and volunteer opportunities.


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