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Leading business publication recognizes Capital BlueCross’ employee training program as one of the top ranked globally

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2012) – Capital BlueCross was recently named by Training Magazine as No. 99 in its annual list of the 125 top companies for employee training. Training Magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development professionals. Now in its 12th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies across the globe that excel in harnessing human capital.

Training Magazine’s rankings are based on a number of benchmarking statistics that include total training budget, number of training hours per employee program, goals, evaluations and measurement. A qualitative assessment weighs more heavily and focuses on the scope of development programs and how closely these efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

For the past several years, Capital BlueCross has placed a renewed emphasis on leadership and management development. Through the design and implementation of an integrated talent management strategy, Capital BlueCross has been able to effectively equip its leaders with the skills and capabilities needed to navigate the challenges of today’s health care environment. Leaders at every level of the organization participate in and support the learning, as participants, coaches, and faculty. Capital BlueCross’ strength in leadership development was a key determinant that set us apart from the competition and helped us win this honor.

Capital BlueCross joins an impressive list of other honorees representing some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. “Capital BlueCross’ placement with some of the world’s leading corporations speaks volumes to the quality of our programs and efforts to ensure employees are equipped with top-flight training to help us fulfill our health care mission,” said Bill Lehr, Capital BlueCross chairman & CEO. “This training is contributing greatly to the strength of our company and how we are able to deliver better service and quality to our members.”

Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its region, providing health insurance coverage to residents in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Capital BlueCross is committed to making health insurance simple for its customers and members through all the stages of life by offering nationally acclaimed customer service and a full range of innovative benefit programs for groups and individuals at competitive prices.

By establishing a culture of caring, Capital BlueCross constantly strives to do more in order to deliver more for the men, women and children who depend on the company for their health insurance needs. Capital BlueCross has been providing medical value to the people and communities of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for more than 70 years and employs over 1,800 people in the region.

Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.