Capital BlueCross earns No. 10 ranking globally for employee training program

Feb 28, 2013, 08:20 ET from Capital BlueCross

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross was recently ranked No. 10 globally by Training Magazine in the publication's annual list of the top 125 companies for employee training. Training Magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development professionals and publishes the only report that ranks company employee training programs worldwide.

"Leading the change in our industry means that investment in our people must be a priority. Earning a place on this list is an honor in itself, but ranking in the top 10 globally acknowledges just how important leadership training and talent development is throughout our company," said Gary D. St. Hilaire, Capital BlueCross president & CEO. "Ultimately, our customers are the beneficiaries of our employee training efforts, as we develop strong leaders and strengthen our team with individuals who are motivated to provide innovative ideas, products and services."

During the past several years, Capital BlueCross has placed an increased emphasis on leadership and management development. Through the design and implementation of an integrated talent management strategy, the company has effectively equipped its leaders with the skills and capabilities needed to navigate the challenges of today's health care environment.

Leaders at every level of the organization participate in and support the learning as participants, coaches, and faculty.

Training Magazine's Training Top 125 rankings are based on a number of benchmarking statistics that include training hours per employee program, goals, evaluations and measurement, and training budget. A qualitative assessment weighs more heavily and focuses on the scope of development programs and how closely these efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Capital BlueCross joins an impressive list of other honorees representing some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world.

About Capital BlueCross

In 2013, Capital BlueCross is celebrating 75 years of serving central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley residents and businesses as the region's leading health insurer. Through community partnerships and by collaborating with area health care providers, Capital BlueCross brings innovative services and clinical solutions to the marketplace, while expanding and diversifying its comprehensive product portfolio. Committed to delivering medical value to its communities, Capital BlueCross focuses on improving patient satisfaction, enhancing quality of care and reducing costs. The company continues to lead the change in the industry by meeting the evolving health needs of its customers, most recently by entering the retail market and building a first-of-its-kind health and wellness store in the Lehigh Valley called Capital Blue. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, employing more than 1,800 people. More information about Capital BlueCross, its family of businesses, and its offerings for individuals and employers, can be found at

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