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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Among Diversity MBA Magazine's Top 10 Companies For Persons With Disabilities

November 15, 2013

NEWARK – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named one of the 2013 Top 10 Best Companies for Persons with Disabilities.

“Horizon values diversity in the workplace, and the recruitment and development of persons with disabilities is an integral part of our diversity strategy,” said Alison Banks Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.

The magazine selected Horizon BCBSNJ based on the company’s approach to recruiting persons with disabilities, and engaging them in the company’s overall diversity program. For providing accommodations but having a desire to do more, Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked among Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 10 Companies for Persons with Disabilities.

For the past seven years, Diversity MBA Magazine has recognized companies that implement systems and practices to support inclusion and awareness of differences in the work place.

Earlier this year, Horizon BCBSNJ was also honored as one of the Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2013 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership.

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 services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services.  Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton.  Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com

About Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity programs
Horizon BCBSNJ has instituted many programs aimed at promoting 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: www.HorizonBlue.com/diversity

About Diversity MBA Magazine
DiversityMBA Magazine provides research reports on diversity benchmarks for talent retention, industry diversity programs, and performance in the diversity arena through its partnership with DePaul University. The magazines distributed at newsstands, top business schools, professional and business associations domestically, and 30 countries worldwide through QS Top MBA World Tour.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 100 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.