What's it like to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota? It's a place that gives you the opportunity to make a real difference for yourself, our members and our communities.
Blue Cross is a taxable, nonprofit organization with a mission to make a healthy difference in people's lives. Chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan, we've promoted wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota for more than 75 years. The work we do aims to advance public health and promote the art and science of health care. Blue Cross was recently named a Gold Standard employer from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer from the American Cancer Society. We earned this award because we're meeting the criteria of workplace programs that discourage tobacco use, encourage physical activity, promote healthy nutrition, support prevention and access to quality treatment. We are only the second workplace in Minnesota to ever receive this award!
We live these values to ensure quality and affordable health care:
We believe in rewarding our employees with competitive wages, excellent benefits and generous incentives. We also recognize employees in many other ways.
At Blue Cross, we make significant investments in the community as part of our nonprofit mission. Through our community activities, we foster an environment of social responsibility. Employee volunteering is at the heart of our community involvement. Our employees have a proud history of caring for the communities where we live and work. We encourage employees to volunteer in a variety of ways, including:
We benefit when you gain knowledge and skills. Tuition reimbursement, on-site classes and training, and mentoring are just some ways we support your career.
As a health company, we offer employees the same health support we develop for our members. We've received several awards for our many heath and wellness programs. Blue Cross was recently named a Gold Standard employer from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer from the American Cancer Society. We earned this award because we're meeting the criteria of workplace programs that discourage tobacco use, encourage physical activity, promote healthy nutrition, support prevention and access to quality treatment. We are only the second workplace in Minnesota to ever receive this award!
Part of good health is a pleasant and inspiring work environment. Our facilities feature inviting interior spaces with plenty of natural light, as well as spacious and ergonomic personal workstations. Many have large windows overlooking wooded surroundings, with walking paths and green spaces for casual outdoor meetings.
Amenities vary from office to office, but many Blue Cross employees enjoy:
At Blue Cross, we offer learning and development opportunities to progress in the business area you've chosen – or to take the skills and knowledge you've gained in one area and apply them in another.
Here are some of the ways we support professional development:
Blue Cross supports you in achieving a happy, healthy, balanced life with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. You, your spouse or same-gender domestic partner, and your children are eligible for benefits on the day you begin working at Blue Cross. We also provide a variety of benefits, programs, discounts and convenience services to help you balance the demands of work and your personal life.
Choose from a variety of plans, each with a different level of employee contribution.
Choose from two plans; both include 100 percent coverage for preventive care.
You'll get life insurance equal to your annual pay or $50,000, whichever is greater. And you can buy additional coverage for you and your family.
With our convenient medical and dependent-care spending accounts, you can save by setting aside pre-tax dollars for eligible expenses each year.
Our long-term and short-term disability options protect your income if you can't work because of an illness or injury.
Blue Cross offers many ways to help you secure your future:
You earn paid time off each pay period, based on your years of service. Use it however you wish. You also get 8 paid holidays each year. Plus, you'll get 20 paid hours each year to volunteer after you've been here six months.
For hourly employees:
For salaried employees:
Your life away from Blue Cross is an important part of how well you perform when you're here. We have flexible work schedules along with many programs and services including a Bright Horizons child development center on our Eagan campus. It's all designed to help you balance a rewarding career with the rest of your life.
You'll enjoy competitive wages and excellent benefits when you join the team at Blue Cross. You'll also be able to participate in a performance incentive plan that offers opportunities at various levels. When Blue Cross succeeds with your help, you share in the financial rewards of that success.
We're a health company. And that means we want you to be healthy. To help you reach your health goals, we offer wellness programs, discounts and resources including:
Amenities vary from office to office, but many Blue Cross employees enjoy:
Blue Cross is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diverse perspectives and reflects the populations we serve. This commitment is deeply rooted in our values of respect, imagination, accountability and courage, as well as our mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.
Core to this is a shared belief that all people should have opportunities to live the healthiest lives possible. To advance health equity, we must rely on our greatest asset - our employees. Their diverse experiences, cultures and viewpoints enable Blue Cross to meet the rapidly changing needs of the marketplace, our members and our communities. Guided by a Strategic Diversity Council
Comprised of cross-organizational leadership, and chaired by our CEO, our Diversity Council helps ensure diversity and inclusion are embedded in our business decisions. The council recommends initiatives to promote a fair and respectful work environment, increase the diversity of our workforce, develop multicultural markets, promote supplier diversity, and support our efforts to advance health equity. The Council also provides guidance and direction for Blue Cross' employee resource groups. Driven by core principles
Blue Cross believes that employee resource groups contribute to the achievement of company objectives and that people work more productively when they have opportunities to develop common interests and experiences through job-related activities. Employee resource groups are one way we can develop a diverse workforce and inclusive environment for all employees. The groups are employee-driven and participation in a group is voluntary.
Our resource groups include:
Blue Cross gives back to the community in a variety of ways, including through our community relations initiatives (including volunteerism), the Center for Prevention, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, and the combined efforts of departments throughout our organization. Together, we collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders to make Minnesota a healthier place for people to live, learn, work and play. Read our Report to the Community to learn more.
Blue Cross is also a proud sponsor of:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Quorum, the Twin Cities GLBT + Allied Business Community, has named Blue Cross its 2012 Community Partner of the Year in recognition of our inclusive workplace for all employees and support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.