UCare Health Insurance

Minnesota
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

UCare has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. UCare has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policy and will not donate to religious organizations. UCare uses its corporate reputation to advance LGBTQ causes and support abortion. UCare is committed to being an "anti-racist" organization. For these reasons, UCare receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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UCare has a written policy pledging to hold vendors to LGBTQ anti-discrimination policies but has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (1).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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UCare will not donate to “religious groups for religious purposes” (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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UCare does not provide its employees with protection against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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In 2021, UCare hired Joy Marsh, who has a history of fighting for transgender equity in healthcare, to lead all DEI initiatives (1). UCare covers gender transitions and “affirming treatment” as allowed by the law (2)(3). The company is committed to being an “anti-racist” company (4). Fighting structural racism is one of the priorities of the UCare Foundation (5). The company provides Gender Identity Forms for non-binary and transgender-identifying individuals (6). UCare offers the abortion drug mifepristone (7).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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There are no publicly known cases of UCare donating to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1)(2).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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UCare does not operate a PAC and does not lobby for ideological purposes (1).

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July 20, 2023

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