Arkansas Blue Cross moves up on Forbes’ list of America's Best Midsize Employers
Little Rock, Ark. (May 1, 2019) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been ranked as the 33rd Best Midsized Employer in the United States by Forbes magazine, a jump of 34 places over last year’s 67th-place ranking. In addition, Arkansas Blue Cross ranked first nationally among all midsized companies in the insurance category and was the No. 1 midsized employer in Arkansas.
“At Arkansas Blue Cross, we strive every day to build a workplace culture where our employees feel valued and appreciated,” said Curtis Barnett, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Blue Cross. “This recognition by Forbes is particularly meaningful to us because it is based upon employee feedback and is not something we sought.”
Every year Forbes partners with Statista, a market research company, to evaluate the leading employers throughout the nation by conducting a survey among those in the best position to make such an evaluation — the employees. More than 50,000 respondents from companies with at least 1,000 employees completed an extensive questionnaire about their working conditions, how they feel about other employers in their respective industries and how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. Only the top 500 employers made the list.
“One of our core beliefs for many years has been that highly engaged employees are critical to having strong customer and community relationships,” said Barnett. “Whether it’s the dedication and compassion our employees display in performing their jobs or the countless hours they spend volunteering in the community, we truly believe we have the most talented, committed and caring employees, which is essential for a health plan like ours, whose customers have significant and varied needs.”