Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Earns Top Military Friendly Employer Honors

May 22, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La – G.I. Jobs, a service that helps veterans and people moving from active military duty into civilian work, has named Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana a top 10 Military Friendly company. The insurer also is recognized for its Top 10 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program. These honors follow Blue Cross’ recognition among the nation’s top 2023 Military Friendly Employers.

“We are proud to have so many active duty and veteran employees in our statewide workforce,” said Rod Teamer, director of Diversity Programs and Business Development. “They learn valuable skills through their military service. That includes things like leading teams, solving problems and working toward a common goal. They apply these abilities to their work at Blue Cross. In doing so, they help us achieve our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians.” 

The G.I. Jobs designations recognize Blue Cross’ efforts to recruit and hire current or former military members. They also distinguish the insurer for including veteran-owned businesses among contractors and suppliers. 

The 2023 Military Friendly Employer guide, which helps military personnel identify career and academic opportunities, features Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Service people transitioning out of active duty get this guide. The guide is available worldwide through National Guard and Reserve Centers, Veteran Affairs offices and Transition Assistance Program classes.

Memorial Day Recognition at Blue Cross Headquarters

Boots to Blue is Blue Cross’ employee resource group for team members who support the military. This includes employees currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and military family members. 

This week, Boots to Blue will create an American flag display along the Blue Cross main entrance off Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge. Boots to Blue and employee volunteers will place flags Tuesday, May 23 in the afternoon. Flags will stay up through Memorial Day on May 29.

“Many of us at Blue Cross have military ties. We want to celebrate the lives of people who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country,” said Geoff Michelli, Boots to Blue chair. 

You can connect with Blue Cross on social media @BCBSLA to see pictures of the Memorial Day flag display. Blue Cross also posts about programs and services to recognize military members. These include education and outreach sessions about military service, and companywide recognition of military-focused holidays or observances. Blue Cross posts often on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. 

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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We have been recognized for the past four years as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at or talk to us on social media @BCBSLA.