Diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion matters. When an employee feels safe to be who they are and express their unique views, then everyone thrives.

Overview

A culture that promotes and cultivates diversity, equity and inclusion

Different perspectives often lead to more collaboration and innovation. We work every day to be open and inviting to people of all backgrounds. Appreciating diversity leads to celebration and support of the uniqueness within the workforce. Committing to diversity helps serve our clients and members more effectively.

Diversity & Inclusion Council

Employee commitment

The council champions diversity and inclusion awareness through initiatives, communications, community outreach and other events. Staffed by employees, it has sponsored enterprise-wide training on bias, along with listening sessions to give employees a safe space to reflect, share and ask questions on diversity and inclusion topics. The committee also sponsors community events such as Pride festivals, neighborhood clean ups and food shelf assistance.

Prime Together Foundation

Having strategic partnerships helps address inequality and injustice in all its manifestations, particularly racism, poverty, health and hunger. Together with our partners, more than $200,000 has been raised for the foundation.

Employee resource groups (ERGs)

A variety of employee-led networking and professional groups designed to foster diversity, inclusion and relevancy among like-minded employees who often share a common characteristic are available to employees.

Member experience

Embracing differences

Culture, family dynamics, belief systems and other characteristics can affect health care and outcomes. That understanding helps deliver a better member experience. Multilingual member communications and contact center support, a Spanish and a large font member website are important pieces to the member experience.

Continuous progress

We’ve made strides towards an inclusive culture

Over time, we’ve continually strengthened our commitment to promote and cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion with our employees, clients and communities.

Formalizing diversity and inclusion efforts
  • D & I Council created
  • Executive Sponsors established
  • Business area subject matter expert (SME) partnerships established
  • Twin Cities Pride Festival sponsorship and participation
  • D&I Council session at Better U Career Days
  • Diversity Career Fair representation
    • WomenHacks (Women in Technology)
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Eagle Group of MN (Veterans) Careerforce
Diversity - 2018
Expanding our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Virtual Pride Festival sponsorship and participation
  • Creation of Director of Diversity, Equity Inclusion (DEI) position
  • Prime Pride ERG OutFront MN trainings/donation
  • Brandon Hall Group recognition for “A Disciplined Approach to Diversity & Inclusion”
  • Additional paid volunteer day added for community rebuilding efforts
  • MLK Jr Day added as a paid company holiday
  • D + I Cookbook released
  • Incorporation of D&I-related questions in Glint pulse survey
  • D&I Alumni Board created
  • D&I Council hosted employee listening sessions following murder of George Floyd
  • HR and D&I Council co-hosted leader listening sessions
  • 2 ERGs launched
    • Prime Pride
    • Women & Allies
  • Diversity Career Fair representation
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Eagle Group of MN (Veterans)
  • D&I Council session at Better U Career Day
A new era of opportunity
  • “Ignite Inclusion” training for every employee
  • Workday pronouns and sexual orientation options added to Workday
  • Domestic partnerships confirmed to be released next benefit period
  • Removal of cap for gender reassignment surgery
  • Diversity recruiting and development organizational goal
  • CEO Action pledge by Ken Paulus
  • PrimeTogether Foundation launched
    • Began accepting employee nominations for 501c3
  • Mentorship pilot
  • 3 additional ERGs launched
    • Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi, and Allies (APIDA)
    • Veterans, Families and Allies Network (VetFAN)
    • Black Professionals & Allies
  • Courageous Conversations series

Supplier diversity certification

Our commitment to diverse suppliers

Establishing business relationships with minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned, LGBT-owned, and other socially and economically disadvantaged businesses is important. Internal business partners work with the procurement team to provide opportunities to diverse suppliers, including companies that classify as the following:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • VA Verification Program