We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, quality care. That’s why we’re working to build a health care system that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion. From cultivating a culture of belonging in our own workplace to expanding access to care for the people who need it most, we’re listening, learning and leaning into this important work.
We understand the unique health needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. With services like our gender-affirming Customer Service team—trained to help transgender and non-binary members access benefits, get pre-authorizations, collect documents and more—we help people get the inclusive, personalized care they need.
Not everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy. We’re working to reduce social, economic and environmental inequities by offering solutions like transportation or in-home care, access to providers who speak preferred languages and connections to food banks and other community services.
By closing care gaps and making quality health care more affordable across all populations, we can move closer to health equity. One example of this work is our growing list of value-based partnerships—programs in which providers are rewarded based on quality, not quantity—that lower overall health care costs.
We’ve partnered with the All of Us Research Program, a historic effort from the National Institutes of Health to help researchers understand how certain health conditions can affect people and communities differently. Over 80% of participants so far are from groups underrepresented in biomedical research. The more we learn about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored health care can become.
Embracing diverse voices and perspectives makes everyone better. That’s why at Regence, we weave inclusion into the fabric of our organization. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been recognized with awards through our parent company:
World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Military Friendly® Employer by Viqtory Media
Best Employers for Women by Forbes
Casting wide recruitment nets and training managers to reduce bias in hiring ensures we reflect the communities we serve. We partner with local and national organizations, like Prospanica and the National Black MBA Association, to sponsor and attend recruitment events for diverse populations. Our postings on diversity-focused job boards recently grew by 300%.
Our Employee Resource Groups help cultivate an inclusive workplace—creating community for our Black, Latinx, veteran, caregiving, LGBTQIA+ employees and allies. Fostering a sense of belonging, these groups also serve as a valuable tool for amplifying diverse voices and educating the greater Regence community.
Philanthropy plays an important role in dismantling systemic racism and other forms of social injustice to advance equitable access to care. For years, we’ve invested in improving the health of our communities, and we’re proud of our work as an active corporate citizen.
In order to create meaningful change, we know that we need to frequently ask, listen and measure. That’s why diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our corporate scorecard. As we work to build a stronger, more equitable future, we strive to move forward with compassion, humility and a deep commitment to learning.