Elevance Health (Anthem)
Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, Elevance Health increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Elevance Health forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Elevance is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, Elevance does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Elevance Health receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Elevance Health has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, Elevance Health has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Elevance Health does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The Elevance Health Foundation “strives to improve the health of humanity by addressing health inequalities and strengthening our communities in America” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Elevance Health’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company agrees to allow a controversial stakeholder group focused on sexual identity issues to dictate marketing or advertising strategy (1)(2). By doing so, the company risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Former Anthem CEO, Gali Koziara Boudreaux, signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3). Elevance Health has advocated for LGBT causes on its social media accounts (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Elevance Health’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Elevance Health is also a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3).
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January 22, 2024
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