Insurers’ Diversity Policies Must Start at Top, Executives Say

Internal equity and diversity programs could be a powerful business strategy for plans that serve under-resourced populations, two experts say.

But to make these programs truly effective, organizations must start at the top and embed equity and diversity principles in everything they do, moving beyond a mere “box-checking” mentality, said Sachin Jain, M.D., president and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, based in Long Beach, Calif.

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