CareFirst Earns WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction

Award recognizes commitment to work-life effectiveness

Baltimore, MD (January 17, 2017) - CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region’s largest health insurer, has earned WorldatWork’s 2017 Seal of Distinction for its success in creating a positive work environment and providing support for employees in all areas of life.

Since 2012, WorldatWork has awarded the Seal of Distinction to organizations implementing successful work-life programs and policies, including those that promote community involvement, financial support and education, and health and wellness.

“CareFirst has a proven record of promoting respect, fairness and opportunity among all of our associates,” said CareFirst President and CEO Chet Burrell. “This recognition underscores our commitment to encouraging a positive work-life balance as well as our successes in employee engagement.”

CareFirst is one of 160 organizations – and one of three Blue Cross Blue Shield plans – to receive this award in 2017. Past recipients of the Seal of Distinction include Walgreens, Marriott, Staples and Johns Hopkins University and Health System.

In addition to WorldatWork’s Seal of Distinction, CareFirst was recently recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the fourth consecutive year and by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 79th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.2 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2016, CareFirst invested nearly $44 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram or Google+.

About WorldatWork

WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.