Excellus BlueCross BlueShield bumps minimum wage to $18 an hour

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Employees at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield have received a bump in their minimum wage, as it now sits at $18 an hour, the company announced Monday.

Previously, the minimum wage was $15 an hour.

The increase will bump up salaries for 639 of its 4,000 employees across the state. Employees seeing bumps work in customer service, member enrollment, claims processing, clinical support, provider network credentialing, or in the print and mailroom.

As a reminder, the state is increasing the wage yearly until it reaches $15 statewide, New York City has remained at $15 since the state launched its plan back in 2016, other downstate areas are currently at $14.

Monroe County workers will see their wages hit $15 next year. Rochester Regional Health bumped its wage to $15 in July.