Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is committed to promoting the health and wellness of our members and communities. Recognizing our increasingly diverse member base, BCBSIL now provides information and resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) members, their families and decision makers through GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.
GLMA offers an online provider directory to search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health care professionals who welcome LGBTQ individuals and families.
Please note that some of these health care professionals may not participate in a BCBSIL health plan. If employees decide to see any of the providers listed, they should check our Provider Finder® tool to find out if they are in network or call them directly to make sure they accept their BCBSIL plan.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) stands by our core values of integrity, respect, commitment, caring and excellence. We work together with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) employees to better understand the health care needs of our LGBTQ members.
One of the many ways we support our LGBTQ employees and allies is through the Pride Alliance business resource group. This group is sponsored by senior leadership and supports diversity through:
- Educational seminars
- Community service
- Supporting LGBTQ-focused Community Partners
- Employee cultural awareness.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized the operating company of BCBSIL as a “best place to work for LGBT equality” in 2017. We’ve also received a top score in the HRC Corporate Equality Index. This national tool measures LGBTQ fairness in the workplace.
BCBSIL is pleased to provide information and resources to our LGBTQ members, their families and decision makers through GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). GLMA is an online provider directory where you can search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health care professionals that welcome LGBTQ individuals and families.
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