For immediate release: February 6, 2013
Contact: Kathy Parry (802) 371-3205
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Named as one of 2013 Best Places to Work in Vermont
Berlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Vermont. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Vermont State Council and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2013 Best Places to Work in Vermont list is made up of 21 companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Vermont;
- Have at least 15 employees in Vermont; and
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is proud to receive the distinction as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, ” states Don George, BCBSVT President and CEO. “Our company and its 340 employees have worked diligently to establish a customer focused culture and commitment to outstanding member experiences.”
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs about 340 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in South Burlington, and offers group and individual health plans. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.