Canton, Mass., December 8, 2023 — Point32Health, the parent company of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, announced today it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has been designated an Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion. This recognition acknowledges Point32Health’s unwavering commitment to fostering inclusion in the workplace for the LGBTQ+ community.
Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Point32Health joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“At Point32Health, we are committed to everyone’s right to be respected and included, and we believe celebrating our differences makes an important impact on our colleagues, members and the communities we serve,” said Pete Church, chief people officer at Point32Health. “We pride ourselves on building and growing a community of care and fostering a workplace where everyone belongs.”
The Corporate Equality Index evaluates companies based on their non-discrimination policies, benefit offerings, supporting an inclusive culture, and overall corporate social responsibility. Point32Health’s areas of strength noted by the CEI include its comprehensive and inclusive benefits for LGBTQ+ colleagues and their families as well as the company’s LGBTQ+ Colleague Resource Group, Pride Point.
“For well over two decades, businesses have played an important role in furthering LGBTQ+ equality by centering employee needs and voices when it comes to workplace inclusion. While there is much more work to be done, year-over-year growth in CEI participation is evidence of a business community that recognizes the responsibility and value in upholding equity and inclusion,” said RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins, Human Rights Campaign Sr Director of Workplace Equality. “Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is to work in a spirit of partnership with companies, providing educational resources and leading benchmarking, and collaborating on ways for businesses to support the LGBTQ+ community at a time when we face unprecedented legislative attacks, heightened anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and physical violence. The CEI is an ever-evolving tool – a blueprint that companies can use to show up more effectively in supporting their LGBTQ+ employees and their families.”
Both Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan earned scores of 100 percent on the CEI prior to the combination of these two iconic not-for-profit health care companies.
The full 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
Point32Health is a leading not-for-profit health and wellbeing organization, delivering a better health care experience to our members and the communities we serve. One of the top twenty health plans in the United States, Point32Health builds on the quality of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
At Point32Health, we believe that everyone should have equitable access to affordable, high-quality health care, regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, orientation, gender identity or ability. We offer a diverse range of health plans that help improve the health and wellness of the 1.9 million members we serve. Every day, we work to deliver on our purpose of guiding and empowering healthier lives for everyone.
We are proud that our Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Commercial Combined HMO and POS plans in Massachusetts and Maine, our Exchange HMO plans in Massachusetts and Maine, as well as Tufts Health Plan’s Medicaid and Exchange HMO plans, have received full Health Equity Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).*
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.
*NCQA’s Health Equity Accreditation program