Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion

Our core values of integrity, service, dependability, growth and progress, and courage are the guiding principles that shape everything we do, including our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We believe that by upholding these values, we create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected and empowered to contribute meaningfully.

collage of BCBSKS employees
collage of BCBSKS employees
collage of BCBSKS employees

What DEI means to us


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas believes diversity is a range of human differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical and mental abilities, religion, political beliefs, veteran status and individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. We value and encourage all employees, suppliers and communities we serve to respect and appreciate what makes people different.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas believes equity is recognizing that all employees, suppliers and communities have unique needs. We acknowledge those needs and strive to allocate the appropriate resources and provide opportunities for all to be successful.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas believes inclusion is intentionally involving all employees, engaging diverse suppliers, and supporting diverse individuals and organizations in the communities we serve. We strive to create a space where people learn behaviors that make others feel like they belong and are welcome.

From our employees

How you approach and implement DEI has a direct impact on how it resonates with employees. It's the difference between building a house and creating a home. Done right, DEI feels like home – and here at Blue Cross, I feel like I found my home.

Anushka Amin
HR Analyst, Projects & Programs
I think that the DEI efforts have improved our collaboration with our teammates, and especially those with diverse backgrounds because it gives them a platform to share their experiences. DEI deepens our knowledge with our colleagues and helps us be able to share information about ourselves in a safe authentic space with our colleagues. It makes the teamwork even more special.
Stacey Rinnert
Director, Insights, Strategy & Innovation

From our director

Quote from Lonnie Walker Jr.

DEI is being woven into the fabric of our culture more and more each day. We understand the importance of DEI, because it's the right thing to do, ensuring all of our employees feel seen, heard, and that they belong. This sense of belonging translates to happier, more engaged employees who provide even better service to our members.
Lonnie Walker Jr. Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lonnie Walker Jr.

Our progress

of employees feel they belong here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
annual cultural awareness events developed by employees
of the organizations we support through corporate contributions are DEI-focused

DEI culture in action

Employee resource groups

Employee resource groups (ERGs) at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) harness the talents and productivity of our employees, provide opportunities for professional growth and foster an inclusive organizational culture. ERGs are employee-led and formed around common demographics, characteristics or shared interests. 

There are currently two ERGs: Black Alliance Network and Women's Alliance Network.

Join our BCBSKS team and help us establish new ERGs to support more communities.

Blue Table Talk

Blue Table Talk is a forum where a diverse group of employees with common backgrounds and experiences engage in conversation about a wide range of DEI-related topics to foster understanding and promote dialogue.

The blue table serves as a safe space for employees to share personal stories, perspectives and insights, creating an environment that encourages empathy and mutual understanding.

Through Blue Table Talk, the Office of DEI aims to empower individuals, celebrate diversity and inspire positive change within the organization.

Four people discuss month at Blue Table Talk

Supplier diversity program

As a subcontractor of federal health care programs, we actively promote the growth of diverse-owned businesses through our supplier diversity program. Our commitment to supplier diversity involves creating opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, all while fostering a competitive environment.

For those organizations interested in establishing a business relationship with us, please complete the Supplier diversity registration form.

I want all employees to feel they belong here. I want them to feel seen, heard and respected. I want them to bring their whole selves to work. And I want them to see great opportunities ahead for themselves and their careers.

Matt All, President/CEO

Join our diverse team

We are looking for people from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Find your place at BCBSKS.


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