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Our Culture

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama provides a culture where every associate is encouraged to realize their full potential and encouraged to grow professionally, develop a healthy lifestyle, and learn to manage their work-life responsibilities.

We have a unique approach to Performance Management, and our philosophy sets the standard for how each individual can manage their behavior to promote their success. As an associate at Blue Cross, you’ll be trained on our Performance Management methodology, and actively encouraged to apply these principles daily.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Learn More

At Blue Cross, we foster a culture where everyone is respected and valued. We understand and recognize the importance of our individual differences. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a guiding principle we use to cultivate our Company culture, drive innovation and creativity, while inspiring more effective solutions that positively impact our associates and the communities we serve.

Because We're The Caring Company.

We are associates who are truly concerned about our customers' well-being, who work to improve the community and who respect each other.

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Work-Life Balance Learn More

Our daily interactions with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama members facing illness or injury have taught us what really matters. With those experiences, we have developed our Corporate environment to focus on our associates’ personal and family needs.

In addition to our generous PTO package and employee wellness programs, Blue Cross strives to continue implementing new processes that allow our associates to balance the demands of their daily lives and expectations at work.

Associate Health Office

Our on-site health office is staffed with a team of medical professionals that provide assistance with ergonomic desk assessments as well as taking care of our associates who may need to request a medical leave or are available in the event of a medical emergency.

Our nurses in the Associate Health office are approachable and compassionate, ensuring that your immediate health and wellness needs are addressed in a swift, professional, and confidential manner.

The Caring Corner

We recognize the needs of associates expand beyond the workplace, which is why we provide onsite sick child care as an option for the care of mildly ill children for those times when your child cannot attend their normal daycare or school, but isn't ill enough to require you to stay home. The Caring Corner is a convenient and affordable resource that Blue Cross is proud to provide. This facility, located adjacent to our Bright Horizons childcare facility, allows your mildly-ill child to recuperate in a comfortable environment with the attention of trained medical professionals who provide reports on your child’s medical progress upon pickup.

Additionally, the Caring Corner provides safe rooms for children and staff during the imminent need for shelter due to inclement weather. The Caring Corner is always just a phone call away to ensure your peace of mind.

Child Development Center Managed by Bright Horizons

A state-of-the-art childcare facility for ages 6 weeks to Pre-K is available to employees in our Birmingham location. This facility, operated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, has met the rigorous accreditation standards set forth by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Bright Horizons‘ honors include:

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For
    FORTUNE Magazine
  • Companies That Care Honor Roll
    Center for Companies That Care
  • Seal of Distinction
    Alliance for Work-Life Progress

Located within one mile of the Corporate Office, the center boasts hurricane-rated windows, light-filled classrooms, and hands-on learning. The facility also has a safe room for children and staff when needing to seek shelter due to inclement weather. You will have password-protected access to remotely view your child in the classroom each day.

Company Stores

Our Corporate Office houses two company stores to provide our associates with convenient access to snacks, beverages, greeting cards, and small gifts. Buying a last-minute card for your coworker’s birthday has never been easier!

Dining Center

In collaboration with Eurest Dining, our Birmingham campus offers a centrally located Dining Center with a patio overlooking the Cahaba River. In addition to a full selection of meals for breakfast and lunch during the work week, the Dining Center offers prepared entrées and sides during the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) to help you provide special meals for your family and guests.

On-site dining and catering services are provided, and include the following:

  • Fresh smoothies
  • Starbucks® Coffee
  • Made-to-order omelets
  • Sandwiches and salads
  • A carving station
  • Easily identified choices for those seeking balanced, low-fat meals

Most importantly, our in-house Dining Center provides our associates with the option to obtain balanced, tasty, chef-prepared meals for breakfast and lunch with the convenience of not having to leave campus!

Community Involvement Learn More

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama continues to live up to its longstanding reputation as “The Caring Company.“ Our Corporate Value, “Give Back to the Community“ is a natural extension of this philosophy. The combined use of our corporate resources and enthusiastic participation of our associates allows us to positively impact the communities we serve.

The United Way of Central Alabama

We are proud to be a Pacesetter leader in supporting the needs of the community through The United Way of Central Alabama. All of our associates contribute through Fair Share giving, allowing a small percentage of each paycheck to be contributed to the United Way of Central Alabama in making a difference in our community. Our Company is committed to actively striving towards a healthier, happier community. Our annual Day of Caring event allows associates and their families to invest time and effort to benefit various United Way agencies.

But don’t just take our word for it - Associates can attend one of our annual United Way of Central Alabama fairs at our Headquarters to see for themselves how their financial contributions and volunteer hours support organizations whose sole purpose is to give back to our community.

To learn more about the United Way of Central Alabama, please visit their website at

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Since 2012, Blue Cross has been the presenting sponsor of this program that encourages regular exercise and healthy lifestyles at an early age. Our associates volunteer to make the day special for children as we provide coordination for the program’s final mile during the Mercedes Marathon Weekend. This is just another example of how our associates get involved to support promoting healthy lifestyles throughout the community.

Be Healthy School Grant Program

Blue Cross launched the Be Healthy School Grant Program to fight childhood obesity. Each year, the company awards grants up to $10,000 to schools across the state.The grants are used to implement school-based health and wellness programs that emphasize increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.

Chick-fil-A Corporate Challenge

We recognize the value of health and wellness. Each year, associates compete in the Chick-fil-A Corporate Challenge against other companies and organizations in fun, yet challenging team sports such as tug of war, dodgeball, golfing and bowling. Through good-spirited competition, Blue Cross associates demonstrate their commitment to community involvement and healthy activity.

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Awards and Recognition Learn More
  • America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2021, Forbes Magazine
  • Best Employers for Diversity 2020, Forbes Magazine
  • America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2019, Forbes Magazine
  • Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes Magazine
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles 2019 — Platinum Award, National Business Group on Health
  • Workplace Health Achievement Award 2019 — Gold Award, American Heart Association
  • J.D. Power Award 2018 — Highest Member Satisfaction, J.D. Power and Associates
  • America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2018, Forbes Magazine
  • Workplace Health Achievement Award 2018 — Silver Award, American Heart Association
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles 2018 — Gold Award, National Business Group on Health
  • Brand Excellence Award 2018, BCBS Association
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles 2017 — Gold Award, National Business Group on Health
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles 2016 — Gold Award, National Business Group on Health
  • Brand Excellence Award 2016, BCBS Association
  • J.D. Power Award 2016 — Highest Member Satisfaction, J.D. Power and Associates
  • Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles 2015 — Gold Award, National Business Group on Health