Inclusion in the Workplace

Workforce diversity is a key driver of innovation to deliver high quality products, services, and experiences for our members

As a result of our efforts to attract and retain diverse employees, the ethnic diversity of our staff is greater (33%) than the average ethnic diversity in Massachusetts (27%). In addition, 64% of our Senior Management team and 42% of our Board of Directors are either women or ethnically diverse. We are proud of our workplace diversity accomplishments and continue to strive for increased representation.

graphs showing gender and ethnic diversity at Tufts Health Plan

“Diversity and inclusion is one of our key company values, and integral to a successful business,” says Lydia Greene, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “By making it a part of the everyday employee experience, and nurturing our employee-led programs, we see tremendous results.”

The Tufts Health Plan Difference

We put an emphasis on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce through our development programs and cultural diversity training. Explore a career at Tufts Health Plan.

Business Resource Groups

The Tufts Health Plan Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help maintain and promote an inclusive and open environment for all employees and to advance the company’s values, mission and strategic business objectives. By providing a forum for interaction and engagement, the BRGs create networking events and mentoring connections, provide ongoing educational opportunities that help develop leadership skills, support diverse communities through volunteering and community outreach, and help to drive cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. Each BRG supports Tufts Health Plan’s business and diversity objectives in four key areas: Careers, Commerce, Community and Culture – known as “The 4 Cs.

BRGs at Tufts Health Plan now comprise more than 15% of the workforce. Currently Tufts Health Plan has five Business Resource Groups:

logos of 5 Business Resource Groups at Tufts Health Plan

Veterans & Military

The Veterans & Military BRG strives to build a diverse community for all current and former military service members and military allies while establishing an inclusive environment to help employees build a career, share experiences and become thought leaders at Tufts Health Plan.

Parallel-Disability Advocates

The Parallel-Disability Advocates BRG promotes understanding and raises awareness of people with disabilities through acceptance, inclusion, representation and access to accommodations. The goals of Parallel-Disability Advocates are to dispel myths and misconceptions of people with physical and non-visible disabilities and to create a supportive and accommodating workplace without barriers.

Mosaic

The mission of the Multicultural BRG, known as Mosaic, is to leverage each employee’s multicultural background for business growth, provide resources for career advancement, encourage professional development and mentorship, and foster cross-cultural understanding.

Prism

The LGBTQ and Allies BRG, known as Prism, exists to foster an equitable and inclusive working environment where LGBTQ employees, and their allies, feel a sense of community, opportunity and ability to be their authentic selves. Prism’s diversity contributes to the successful achievement of Tufts Health Plan’s mission and strategic priorities.

Women Together

The Women's BRG, known as Women Together, is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that supports and empowers women to advance in their personal and professional lives, create connections, engage in the community, and contribute to the company’s efforts to attract and retain successful women. 

image from Tufts Health Plan 2017 PRIDE event