Diversity and inclusion are important, but some companies simply talk the talk without walking the walk. Even if such forward-thinking policies can lead to increased financial success, productivity, and innovation, it’s still taking some U.S. companies literal generations to overcome an obvious societal bias towards hiring a certain kind of person – a bias that persists. But not at these 7 progressive Insurance companies, which have strong D&I policies and initiatives that are integral to their mission.
Location: Bay Village, OH
Progressive offers motor vehicle, property, business, and commercial insurance services online, by phone or through independent agents.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Our commitment to pay equity is straightforward—we demand it of ourselves. We’re proud to report that for Progressive employees with similar performance, experience, and job responsibilities, women earn one dollar for every dollar earned by men, and people of color earn one dollar for every dollar earned by their white coworkers.”
“They are very inclusive and diverse.”
Progressive Insurance employees rated their overall culture an A.
Location: Bloomfield, CT
CIGNA Corporation operates as a health service company in the United States. The company’s subsidiaries are providers of health care and related benefits, the majority of which are offered through the workplace, including health care products and services, such as Medical Coverages; Pharmacy behavioral health; Dental benefits and disease management; Group Disability; Life and accident insurance.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Among our stakeholders—employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and communities—there are many different cultures, beliefs, and values represented. We define diversity in all of the ways we are different, yet similar, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran status, ability, preferred languages, work styles, generational and cultural facets, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Farmers provides home, auto, commercial and life insurances and financial services. Today, the companies comprising the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies make up one of the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provide a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Farmers is transforming from a legacy leader in the insurance industry into an agile, bold ‘mover and shaker’ that’s setting a standard for itself and the industry. In order to achieve the breakthrough performance necessary to achieve this, we need a level of innovation and engagement that is only possible through inclusion. Inclusion is the power of belonging. The foundation of our culture is inclusion – not only as Farmers being a place where generations of families have chosen to work, but also being an award-winning military-friendly place to work and our sponsorship of thriving employee resource groups, including the Women’s Inclusion Network, L G B T & Allies, Veterans & Advocates, Farmers Linguistic Assistance Group, Black Professional Alliance, Disability Inclusion Group, FarmersFuture and FarmersFit.”
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
GEICO is an insurance firm that provides vehicle, property, business insurance products and services to individuals and businesses.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “One of GEICO’s strengths is the diversity of our associates — it infuses our company with energy and new ideas, and helps us meet the needs of our millions of policyholders. Our belief in inclusion drives our day-to-day business and gives us the strength to win in a competitive marketplace.”
Location: New York City, NY
Oscar is a health insurance company that employs technology, design, and data to humanize health care. The company offers plans to individuals, couples, and families living in parts of New York, New Jersey, California, and Texas who don’t receive health insurance from an employer. The Oscar team is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize healthcare.
Location: Chicago, IL
Blue Cross and Blue Shield provides health insurance and healthcare management services. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “At Blue Cross and Blue Shield,. we support an environment where all employees feel valued, empowered and recognized for their unique talents, perspectives and differences. Our Center for Diversity and Inclusion embeds a commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout all areas of the company, from how we hire, manage and interact with employees, to how we serve our customers and provide for our communities.”
“It’s easy to see that in every department our employees are looking for ways to get the job done right the first time. It’s exciting to be a part of a company that looks out for their customers and their employees!”
Blue Cross Blue Shield employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Location: Oakland, CA
Kaiser Permanente offers nonprofit healthcare plans. The company provides preventive care, well-baby and prenatal care, immunizations, emergency care, screening diagnostics, hospital and medical, and pharmacy services. It offers its services in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Diversity, inclusion, and culturally competent medical care are defining characteristics of Kaiser Permanente’s past, present, and future. From recognizing the powerful contributions of those with disabilities, to supporting those who served in our military with the means to enhance their skills, maintaining industry-leading levels of diversity and inclusion not only fills us with pride, but enables us to fulfill our mission, sustain our business objectives, and provide the best high-quality care to our members and patients.”
“Everyone helps each other. If one person is to busy, someone will help with the load.”
Kaiser Permanente employees rated their overall culture an A-.
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