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Highmark Inc. Named an Age-Friendly Employer by

Designation recognizes Highmark as a leader in employment opportunities for

individuals age 50 and above

PITTSBURGH, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. was recently designated a Certified Age-Friendly(TM) Employer by, the number-one career Web site for job seekers age 50 and above. Highmark received scores higher than any other company awarded this designation and is the first plan in the Blue Cross Blue Shield network to earn this distinction.

"We are honored that has recognized Highmark as a leader in the employment of individuals age 50 and above," said Tammie McNaughton, director of corporate diversity and work life. "By tapping into the different skills, abilities and perspectives of individuals of all ages, Highmark is able to serve and anticipate the needs of a changing and expanding marketplace." conducts its ongoing Age-Friendly Employer Certification Program to assist age 50 and above job seekers by identifying employers who are committed to objectively considering these workers for appropriate employment, free of age bias or discrimination.

Following an evaluation of Highmark's Certification Evaluation Standards, a review of public information about the company and a comparison of Highmark's policies and practices to those within the health care industry, awarded Highmark a score of "Exceeding Standards" on 13 qualifying criteria and a "Best Practice" score in seven categories. "Best Practice" designations are given to recognize a policy, program or practice that is superior to competitive industry norms.

"No other organization has earned an 'Exceeding Standards' evaluation on more than seven factors, and it is unusual for an employer to receive more than a single 'Best Practice' score," said Robert Skladany, vice president of research at "We congratulate Highmark on achieving exceptional ratings on our certification evaluation and for joining the ranks of Certified Age-Friendly Employers."

Highmark is proud of its commitment to diversity and inclusion among its employees and believes that having a diverse workplace isn't just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense. Highmark strives to capitalize on the strengths of its employees' many differences and the advantages of an inclusive workplace.

Highmark recognizes its 18,500 employees as its most valuable asset and employees' actions demonstrate the value of Highmark as an employer. This year, Highmark is proud to celebrate 11 employees who have provided 40 years of service to the company, 70 employees with 35-year service anniversaries and 96 employees who have worked for Highmark for 30 years.


As the #1 career website for job-seekers aged 50+, provides opportunity, inspiration, community and counsel to people over 50 seeking work to match their lifestyle. The company's powerful, easy-to-use job board lists thousands of jobs openings for experienced employees seeking work with a Certified Age-Friendly Employer(TM). is a strong public advocate and a catalyst to help employers retain, hire and benefit from an experienced workforce. Our Web site also offers vital information and inspiration for older workers, including advice, news, success stories and podcasts. For more information, visit is a registered trademark; Age-Friendly Employer, Certified Age-Friendly Employer, Age-Friendly Employer Certification are trademarks of, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Highmark Inc.

As one of the leading health insurers in Pennsylvania, Highmark Inc.'s mission is to provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Based in Pittsburgh, Highmark serves 4.6 million people through the company's health care benefits business. Highmark contributes millions of dollars to help keep quality health care programs affordable and to support community-based programs that work to improve people's health. Highmark exerts an enormous economic impact throughout Pennsylvania. A recent study states that Highmark's positive impact exceeded $2.5 billion. The company provides the resources to give its members a greater hand in their health.

Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit

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