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UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Earn Top Awards as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

Second consecutive year that UPMC Health Plan garners top honors

PITTSBURGH (Jan. 27, 2020) – UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health recently earned top scores of 100 percent and the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool related to corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ employees.

This year marks the second consecutive year that the Human Rights Campaign has awarded its top score to UPMC Health Plan, after also receiving a 100 percent score in 2019. In its first year applying for the award, Community Care Behavioral Health also earned the top score.

“Earning top honors two years in a row illustrates UPMC Health Plan’s commitment to providing the best overall experience for members of the LGBTQ community,” said Diane Holder, president and CEO at UPMC Health Plan. “We encourage all of our employees and members to live a healthy life as we strive to become a national model for how an integrated delivery and financing system cares for and supports our LGBTQ colleagues and members.”

“Fostering a culture that is welcoming and in which everyone feels empowered is one of our core values at Community Care Behavioral Health,” said Dr. Matthew Hurford, president and CEO at Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. “Earning the top score from the Human Rights Campaign reinforces our belief that equality starts with treating everyone with dignity and respect.”

Over the past several years, UPMC Health Plan has expanded several initiatives designed to meet the needs of LGBTQ members and employees, including:

Community Care Behavioral Health offers comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits and training for members of the LGBTQ community. Highlights of Community Care’s offerings include:

UPMC Health Plan members interested in learning more are encouraged to call Member Services at 1-844-202-0126 (or 711 for TTY) or the phone number on the back of their insurance card.

Community Care Behavioral Health members interested in learning more are encouraged to call 1-800-553-7499 or visit www.ccbh.com.


About UPMC Insurance Services Division

The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned and operated by the UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The UPMC Insurance Services Division—which includes UPMC Health Plan, WorkPartners, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, and Community Care Behavioral Health—offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to over 3.7 million members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.