Tufts Health Plan Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

Second year in a row named to Disability Equality Index®

July 17, 2019  

Watertown, MA – Tufts Health Plan been rated a Best Place to Work by Disability: IN on its 2019 Disability Equality Index®. This is the second year in a row Tufts Health Plan has been named to the list, with a score of 100 percent.
“We aim to create a work environment that is inclusive, where people feel they are respected, their voices are heard, and they are given their best chance to succeed,” said Lydia Greene, Tufts Health Plan’s chief human resource officer. “Being named a Best Place to Work by Disability:IN is a wonderful honor, but it’s more than that.  In a competitive recruiting environment, we need to attract and retain talent of all backgrounds and abilities. We often hear from candidates, current and even former employees, that our inclusive work environment is a major reason why people choose to work with us. Earning this distinction is one reason why.” 
This year’s survey evaluated 180 global companies. The DEI continues to see an increase in year-over-year participation, with the number of top-scoring companies more than tripling since 2015, signaling a steady growth in disability inclusion across all industries. The DEI is designed by disability advocates and business leaders as a comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion. The Index measures key performance indicators across organizational culture, leadership, accessibility, employment, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity.
“The DEI is designed to promote and advance disability inclusion practices and policies within corporate America that lead to better employment outcomes for and inclusion of people with disabilities, as employees, customers and suppliers,” said Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN. “When businesses include people with disabilities, everybody wins.”

About the DEI

The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.