Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey named to DiversityInc Magazine’s Top Ten List of Regional Companies

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Horizon honored as #3 in region for second consecutive year

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This recognition affirms our commitment to diversity programs and our approach to recruitment and professional development

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it has once again been named one of DiversityInc Magazine’s Top Ten Regional Companies for Diversity, ranking # 3 for the second year in a row. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which Horizon BCBSNJ has been named to the DiversityInc Top Ten List of Regional Companies.

“Diversity is a large part of who we are as a company and we are honored that DiversityInc's has again recognized Horizon as a TopTen Regional company,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon is dedicated to fostering a workplace that promotes a culture of understanding, respect and inclusion. This recognition affirms our commitment to diversity programs and our approach to recruitment and professional development."

Horizon BCBSNJ received the award last night at the DiversityInc announcement dinner in New York City. Each company’s rank is based on objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement included Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development , CEO/Leadership Commitment , and Supplier Diversity.

About Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity programs
Horizon BCBSNJ has instituted a wide variety programs designed to promote diversity within the company including: paid minority internships and manager development programs, as well as a Diversity Council and minority leadership programs. To learn more about Horizon BCBSNJ and its diversity efforts, visit: http://www.HorizonBlue.com/diversity

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at http://www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.

About DiversityInc
DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine.

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