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Friday, February 03, 2023

Newsweek ranks Highmark Health and Highmark Inc. among “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity”

  • National recognition honors company culture of equity and inclusion

PITTSBURGH (February 3, 2023) — Highmark Health and Highmark Inc. were recently named to Newsweek’s “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity” list. Parent company Highmark Health earned a four-and-a-half star rating and its wholly owned subsidiary Highmark Inc., the nation’s fourth largest Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer, earned the highest possible five-star score.

The list was compiled by Plant-A Insights for Newsweek and used public data, interviews with human resources professionals about the most important drivers of employee satisfaction and anonymous surveys of a diverse pool of employees from companies with 1,000-or-more employees.

In all, the process yielded feedback from around 350,000 companies. The 1,000 highest-scoring employers were included in the list, which appeared in Newsweek in late January.

“Highmark Health is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity,’ said Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew; MD, MEd, MPPM, FACOG; senior vice president; chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer of the Enterprise Equitable Health Institute at Highmark Health. “Receiving this honor reflects our organization’s comprehensive strategy to advance equity, inclusion and belonging in our recruitment, retention, professional development, and workplace culture practices and standards.”

To cultivate an inclusive and diverse workforce, the Highmark Health Enterprise Equitable Health Institute supports ten employee-led business resource groups, facilitates more than 13,500 companywide Inclusivity Reset Trainings annually, produces a diversity, equity and inclusion  (DEI) playbook for leaders, shares an LGBTQ+ Benefit Guide, and leads three DEI accountability committees including a national advisory council.

In addition to a comprehensive internal strategy, Highmark Health is focused on improving health disparities and inequities, ensuring supplier diversity, and investing in the talent pipeline.

About Highmark Inc.
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of approximately 6.8 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit

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Ebony Montgomery
Highmark Health