WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health announced today that it received a score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
CVS Health's satisfaction of all of CEI's criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the company's designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. The company credits its improved score, up from 85 percent on the 2014 CEI, to its newly-introduced transgender-inclusive benefits policies, which took effect in June 2014. The company's benefit program now includes a health insurance plan that affords coverage for the medically necessary health care services that transgender people need, including transition-related treatment.
"We are proud to be recognized for our work to ensure that all of our colleagues have access to health and wellness programs that meet their families' needs," stated Lisa Bisaccia, SVP CVS Health and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health. "By expanding our benefits program to include additional options for transgender colleagues, we are not only providing a workplace that is supportive to all, but also ensuring that we continue to attract and retain top-notch talent."
The 2015 CEI rated nearly 1,000 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About CVS Health
CVS Health is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company's 7,800 retail pharmacies, more than 900 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefit manager serving approximately 65 million plan members, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about CVS Health at www.cvshealth.com.
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