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Capital BlueCross upholds No. 3 ranking globally on
list of Training magazine’s top companies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 5, 2015) – For the second straight year, Capital BlueCross is ranked No. 3 globally on the Training magazine annual list of Top 125 companies for employee training. Training magazine is published for training, human resources, and management professionals across all industries. The publication advocates training and workforce development as a valuable business tool.

“To be ranked within the top 10 for the past three years is testament enough to Capital BlueCross’ commitment to employee growth and development, but to uphold our ranking among the top three truly recognizes our ongoing pursuit to provide training of the highest level," said Steve Krupinski, senior vice president, Human Resources, at Capital BlueCross. "This is an outstanding honor for our company, and a tribute to the dedicated employees who participate in our training and development programs."

During the past several years, Capital BlueCross has placed an increasing emphasis on employee learning and leadership development, particularly as the business undergoes changes related to health care reform. Through the design and implementation of a comprehensive talent management program, the company is developing leaders across the organization with skills and abilities to execute its current business strategy and chart a successful course for the future.

In scoring the 2015 applications, the Training Top 125 judges focused relentlessly on how applicants demonstrated the effectiveness of their training through

Kirkpatrick Level 3 (behavior) and 4 (results) evaluations,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “That ratcheted up the level of competition, with the winners demonstrating a commendable commitment to employee training and development that resulted in the achievement of key corporate strategic goals.”

The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Capital BlueCross joins an impressive list of honorees representing some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. For a complete list of the 125 companies ranked this year, visit http://www.trainingmag.com/training-magazine-ranks-2015-top-125-organizations

About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health insurer in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, the company has provided products and services to individuals, families and employers that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, Capital BlueCross continues to evolve, innovating new ways to create an even healthier future for customers with more choice, greater convenience, and better quality of care. Among the company’s innovations is Capital Blue, a one-of-a-kind health and wellness retail store, where consumers can go for in-person service, health and nutrition consultations, fitness classes and other services that inspire healthy living. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit capbluecross.com or CapitalBlueStore.com.