Navigation Links
Michigan Blues Lead the Way in Hiring, Advancing People With Disabilities
Date:1/11/2010

DETROIT, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Business Leadership Network named Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan the Lead Employer of the Year, one of its three 2009 Exceptional Leadership Awards.

The Lead Employer of the Year award is presented to the lead employer of a local Business Leadership Network that has provided exemplary service by carrying out the mission, vision and the spirit of the BLN.

"Blue Cross is a model for other businesses by posting jobs, hosting events, providing internships and hiring and advancing people with disabilities," said Gregory Ulferts, Business Leadership Network of Michigan board chairman.

The USBLN®, a national organization representing more than 5,000 employers, recognizes and promotes best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. The lead employer partners with other employers to initiate, establish and expand opportunities for employees with disabilities in the workplace.

"The MIBLN is proud to have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a partner at both the state level and the local council level," said Ulferts. "BCBSM has taken a leadership role in introducing best practices to Michigan businesses that make good business sense. We are proud of what BCBSM has done for people with disabilities in the workplace and in the marketplace."

The Blues shares best practices, serves as a business model and learns from others by:

  • Developing proactive policies to hire, retain and advance employees with disabilities
  • Sponsoring youth internships
  • Promoting opportunities for workers with disabilities at the 2009 Celebrate Diversity Expo
  • Hosting executive briefings and sponsoring area conferences for Michigan employers about best practices for hiring, retaining and advancing workers with disabilities

"Diversity has many dimensions, and our diversity initiative is being recognized for valuing all aspects of diversity. We are proud to know that we are making a difference," said Equilla Wainwright, BCBSM vice president of diversity and community responsibility. "We are extremely honored to receive the USBLN award and look forward to building an ongoing relationship."

The USBLN® is the only national business organization currently representing 60 BLN affiliates and satellites in 36 states - including the District of Columbia - and more than 5000 employers using a "business to business" strategy to promote the business imperative of including people with disabilities.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit organization, provides and administers health benefits to 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. The company offers a broad variety of plans including: Traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Preferred, Community Blue and Healthy Blue Incentives PPOs; Blue Care Network HMO; BCN Healthy Blue Living; Flexible Blue plans compatible with health savings accounts; Medicare Advantage; Part D Prescription Drug plans, and MyBlue products in the under-age-65 individual market. BCBSM also offers dental, vision and hearing plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com.

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

RELATED LINKS
http://www.bcbsm.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Adds University of Michigan Health System to New Medicare Advantage PPO Network
2. Michigan Health Care Provider to Pay United States $669,413 to Settle False Claims Allegations
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Selects Kevin Klobucar to Lead Blue Care Network as President
4. QHR Client Hospitals in North Carolina, Michigan Lauded for Providing Community Value
5. University of Michigan Health System Receives $15 Million Gift, The Largest Ever for Womens Health
6. Smoking Ban Good Step Toward a Healthier Michigan, Says Blue Cross
7. Blues CEO Encourages Graduates to Stay and Lead Michigan
8. Approval of Michigan Smoke-Free Legislation is Historic Win for Health
9. Quantros Licenses Adverse Event Identification Technology from University of Michigan
10. Seniors Still Going Without Food to Pay for Medicine, Says Elder Law of Michigan
11. Karmanos Cancer Center Most Preferred Hospital for Cancer Care in Southeast Michigan, Third Consecutive Year
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) ... America (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special pricing on ACHC’s ... Accreditation University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members for ACHC Accreditation. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Getting enough sleep affects much more than ... (NSF), going just 19 hours without sleep can compromise motor reaction time, which can increase ... and Amica Insurance is sharing the following tips from the NSF to help you sleep ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery ... the revolutionary endoscopic practice under Dr. Datta. Patel is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, ... patented, revolutionary eDiscSculpt Technique created and used by Datta Endoscopic is unlike traditional ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... People are ... older people. “Wearing a hearing aid doesn’t have the stigma it had when great-grandpa ... Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, in a NALA North American Speaker Series ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Intellitec Solutions ... Grove Foundation implement a Microsoft Dynamics GP solution that integrates to their PointClickCare ... that specializes in long-term care, Brooke Grove now has the capability to achieve ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... Calif. , April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation ... will release financial results for the first quarter 2017 ... 2017.  The Company,s management team will host a corresponding ... p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening to ... 707-0665 for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for international ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... NEW YORK , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... This report on the prostate cancer ... of the global market. Increasing prevalence of prostate ... as innovation in the development of new drugs ... hormone-refractory prostate cancer drug due to lesser side ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... India , April 19, 2017 ... and Application, Forecast to 2022 report has covered and analysed ... statistics and information on market size, shares and growth factors. ... major drivers, challenges and opportunities in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and Figures, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: