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Celebrate Pride

June 2024

Pride Month!

June 2024

Our Commitment to Diversity

At Brighton Health Plan Solutions, we embrace a diverse culture that is encouraging, respectful and welcoming.

We encourage.We encourage you to bring your authentic selves to work with all of your unique abilities.
We welcome.We welcome you in bringing the fullness of your lived experience into the workplace.
We respect.We respect the ways in which you experience the world.

The Strategic Pillars of Our Diversity Commitment

Our Strategic Pillars guide us in pursuing our DEI goals to improve the overall employee experience, create a safe space for all team members and achieve diverse representation across all levels of the organization.

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Employee Experience

We welcome and value each team member’s thoughts, ideas and perspectives.

We encourage team members to bring their authentic selves to work and provide training to help every employee understand and exhibit inclusive behaviors.


We support representation in our community and engage in acts of service.

Through dollar-for-dollar matching programs and dedicated time off, we encourage team members to engage in philanthropy and volunteer work.


We foster a culture of inclusion where each team member belongs and is safe being their authentic self.

We believe in increasing diversity and inclusion at every level, starting with leaders making space for viewpoints that are different from their own. We encourage safe spaces and give underrepresented people a voice. We believe in seeking input, celebrating self-identity and encouraging employee-led groups (ERGs) that build inclusivity.

Our Values

We’ve recently updated how we define our values in order to reflect our goals and the progress we’ve made in our DEI journey.


We have a genuine concern for the well-being of others and care for each other and those we serve.

Live it

Live It

Work as a team to support the business and one another. Speak and act with empathy and humility. Listen to understand.

Leadership Expectations


Lead with empathy. Support and guide your team in the decisions that need to be made. Check-in on each other, appreciate other points of view and create space for others to contribute. Show genuine care for the people you lead.


We hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards and comply vigilantly with laws and regulations.

Live it

Live It

Work ethically, honestly and transparently. Be respectful. Admit mistakes. Follow through on commitments.

Leadership Expectations


Do what you say and say what you mean. Express gratitude, be authentic and show respect for each other. Lead by example by modeling our core values in your words and actions.


We will consistently raise the bar on our performance.

Live it

Live It

Be exceptional and strive to be better in everything we do. Execute with confidence, expertise and efficiency.

Leadership Expectations


Seek out different perspectives. Recognize we can learn from each other and collectively be better. Understand that our differences make us stronger.


We imagine what the future of healthcare should be and do everything we can to make that vision a reality.

Live it

Live It

Embrace change and creativity. Anticipate the needs of the company and the industry and use creative solutions to make things better. Integrate diverse perspectives and viewpoints into all that we do.

Leadership Expectations


Inspire others to drive change. Encourage individual expression of ideas and opinions and recognize that a product or service can be improved by thinking about it in a new way. Challenge and empower your teams to express their views and listen with an open mind.


We take complete ownership of our commitments to each other and to our partners.

Live it

Live It

Follow through with your commitments. Make well-informed and balanced decisions and own up to mistakes. Be responsive.

Leadership Expectations


Hold yourself and each other accountable. Take ownership of your team’s work, strengths, and weaknesses. Take appropriate action to remedy a performance issue or mistake. Discuss biases that influence decision making.

Team Chats

Each month, we host informal, employee-led meetings to discuss important topics that impact our team members.

In our Fireside Chats, we aim to create a safe space where our team members can be their authentic selves and share different parts of who they are with colleagues. Calendar invites for Fireside Chats are sent to all team members and are optional. If you plan on joining, we ask you to devote the time, engage and have your camera on. It can be difficult to share and it is important that those sharing feel supported.

Our Coffee Break Chats are your chance to relax and de-stress! We tackle lighthearted topics from in-laws to parenting to our favorite sports teams. These chats can range from 20 minutes to a half hour and are just a to add some light entertainment to your day!

Interested in a Fireside or Coffee Break Chat topic or want to be a moderator? Email Meredith Worth.

Upcoming Chats

Monday, June 3, 2024 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fireside Chat: Pride Month Trivia

We are kicking off Pride Awareness month with fireside chat led by our Pride ERG Team! Join this session to interact with Team Members and learn more about our Pride ERG and have some trivia fun, too!


Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fireside Chat: Pride Month 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Join us for a Fireside Chat on this topic led by Vivianna Maisonet and BettyAnne Spuhler.


Become a Brighton Ambassador & Join the DEI Team!

Become a Brighton Ambassador and support our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals. The Brighton Ambassador Program brings together groups of team members to work on initiatives that foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive Brighton community while addressing issues of visibility, access and belonging.

The program is intended to provide a platform for our team members to engage in and advocate for initiatives across a variety of areas, including talent acquisition and onboarding, training, employee resource groups (ERGs), Days of Understanding, mentoring, community engagement and volunteerism.

We encourage all departments to get involved!

DEI Reading List

Below you'll find informative articles and guides on how to support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Inclusive Language Usage Guide
Claudine Gay's Op-Ed in the New York Times
Guide to Allyship

Resources for Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, browse the resources below that promote health, wellness, community and crisis support for LGBTQ+ individuals.

The Trevor Project
National Coalition for LGBTQ Health
CenterLink, the Community of LGBTQ Centers
New York Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project



An acronym for Perspectives, Resources, Insights and Direction by Employees, PRIDE ERG’s purpose is to advance and promote workplace LGBTQ+ equality, safety and inclusion through engaging and developing employees and playing an active role in community outreach and involvement. Membership is open to all employees, including those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community, and allies who stand up for, support and encourage members of the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Healthcare Providers

Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges when it comes to finding the right healthcare providers. The following websites offer free, searchable databases of LGBTQ+ friendly medical professionals, healthcare providers and health clinics.

OutCare Health
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Healthcare
LGBTQ+ Health Clinics by State and City

Upcoming Activities

Check out your local city online and see what events may be happening for the month of June. Happy Pride!

Sunday, June 9th  Huntington Village, Long Island 12pm – 5pm Long Island Pride
Sunday, June 9th Patchogue, Long Island 12pm – 3pm Patchogue Pride
Saturday June 22nd Nashville, TN 11am – 9pm Nashville Pride
Saturday June 22nd Greenport, NY 12pm – 5pm North Fork Pride
Friday June 28th 7:10pm Citi field, Flushing, NY Pride Night with The New York Mets $40 a ticket, each ticket comes with a limited-edition Mets Pride Hat if purchased through this link. A fireworks display will happen after the game.
Sunday, June 30th NYC 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising - NYC Pride
Saturday August 24th Jersey City, NJ 1 – 9pm Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival

Announcing Black Professionals Network ERG!

The mission of the Black Professionals Network (BPN) is to create a safe space for team members to build connections and share experiences while raising awareness about issues impacting the Black community. Team members who join the BPN ERG can also enjoy networking, mentorship, leadership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Tamara Fuller if you're interested in joining.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Members of the Black Community

Living at the intersection of two marginalized communities creates an additional set of challenges. The following resources provide educational materials and support for LGBTQ+ individuals who are also people of color.

Human Rights Campaign: Communities of Color 
Coming Out: Living Authentically as Black LGBTQ+ People
Rest for Resistance
Black AIDS Institute




New Email Signatures

We are launching one company-wide email signature for all team members! Your email address will remain the same (some will show and others, but we will all be united as Brighton Health Plan Solutions team members. The email signature will include the Brighton HPS company logo, along with the MagnaCare and Create Technology brand logos.

You'll also be able to add your chosen pronouns to your signature if you wish. We'll have a drop-down menu available, but you can reach out to us if your preferred pronouns are not included. In our media center at the bottom of the page, you can download resources including a pronoun glossary and an illustration on gender identity titled, "The Genderbread Person."

To update your email signature, simply fill out this form. (Please be sure to enter your complete and official title into the form!) Once you submit the form, you’ll receive your new signature via email along with instructions on next steps. Instructions on how to implement your new signature can also be found in the media center.

To the left are some examples of how your email signature should look. If your signature is not rendering correctly, or if you need help with spacing or formatting, please reach out to [email protected].

Instructions for how to add your signature on your mobile device are now available! Click here or scroll down to the media center to open the instructions and add your mobile signature.


Wellness Resources

We want to support you as you take care of your physical and mental health. That’s why we offer resources like Magellan Healthcare’s Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can help enhance emotional wellness, reduce stress and increase productivity. Magellan’s EAP includes a variety of services, resources and tools including:

  • 3 counseling sessions
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Digital Emotional Wellbeing Program
  • Financial Wellbeing, Legal Services and Identity Theft Resolution
  • Monthly webinars

Noom for Work is also available to all Brighton HPS team members at no cost. This program provides a comprehensive well-being solution including both Noom Weight and Noom Mood. Noom Weight and Noom Mood can help you achieve weight-related goals as well as manage feelings of stress and anxiety.

Wellness Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ+ individuals are disproportionately affected by mental health challenges largely due to stigma, discrimination, and economic inequality. The following resources are aimed at helping members of the LGBTQ+ community find knowledgeable mental health providers and access the care they need.

Dismantling Barriers to LGBTQ Mental Healthcare
How to Find Trans Affirming Mental Healthcare
Human Rights Campaign: Mental Health Resources in the LGBTQ+ Community
How to Find an LGBTQ Therapist

Wellness Reading List

Here you'll find a list of wellness resources, such as helpful articles and links to our Diabetes Newsletter and Health & Wellness Digest.

Diabetes Newsletter
Living Well: Health & Wellness Digest

Media Center

Check here for the latest DEI resources, desktop backgrounds and social media banners.

Pronoun Glossary

Download this fact sheet to learn more about gender pronouns and how to use them.


This convenient guide helps break down gender identity, gender expression and sexual and romantic attraction.

New Signature Instructions

Learn how to implement your new signature.

Awareness Days

Here you’ll find this month’s days of awareness and national holidays commemorating different causes. Many of these days inspire our DEI programming and are an opportunity to recognize the varied experiences of our team members.

June - Pride Month
June 1 - Global Day of Parents
June 5 - World Environment Day
June 7 - Tourettes Awareness Day
June 9 - June 15 - Diabetes Awareness Week
June 10 - June 16 - Loneliness Awareness Week
June 10 - June 16 - Men's Health Week
June 16 - Father's Day
June 17 - June 23 - Learning Disability Week
June 18 - Autistic Pride Day
June 19 - Juneteenth
June 20 - World Refugee Day
June 27 - National HIV Testing Day
June 27 - National PTSD Awareness Day

Upcoming Company Events

Find out what’s coming up at Brighton HPS this month.

Monday, June 3, 2024
Pride Month Trivia

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Fireside Chat: Pride Month