UnitedHealth Group Recognized for LGBTQ Workplace Equality

January 28, 2021 | 2 min Read

UnitedHealth Group has earned a 100% rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). UnitedHealth Group earned its top rating, and a designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, for taking concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of inclusive policies, practices and benefits.

Now in its 19th year, the CEI rates companies based on four central pillars:

non-discrimination policies

Non-discrimination policies across business entities.

family benefits

Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families.

inclusive culture

Supporting an inclusive culture.

social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility.

“The 2021 CEI rating underscores UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to promoting an equitable and diverse environment that reflects our steadfast values, especially during these challenging times,” said Ryan Craig, chief talent officer, UnitedHealthcare. “Now, more than ever, strengthening the sense of community among our LGBTQ+ employees and allies not only helps us attract and retain top talent, but also makes our company stronger.”

The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. It envisions a world free of bias, discrimination, inequality and antipathy — one in which all LGBTQ people can participate fully in the systems and traditions that govern our daily lives.

“The 2021 CEI rating underscores UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to promoting an equitable and diverse environment that reflects our steadfast values, especially during these challenging times. Now, more than ever, strengthening the sense of community among our LGBTQ+ employees and allies not only helps us attract and retain top talent, but also makes our company stronger.

– Ryan Craig, Chief Talent Officer, UnitedHealthcare

The CEI annually surveys hundreds of major global employers, including Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.

“[2020] has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways,” said Alphonso David, president of the HRC. “Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do — but the best business decision.”

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