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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named Among Top 10 Non-Profit Companies For Executive Women

February 5, 2014

NEWARK – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of the “2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE).

“Many women working at Horizon have become integral leaders of the company and we value their achievements and the perspective they bring to our business,” said Alison Banks Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.

NAFE selected Horizon BCBSNJ based on the company’s application which included more than 200 questions on female representation in the workforce, concentrating on women reaching high levels of leadership in their organization. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance.

The NAFE’s 2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women, which includes employers organized as both “non-profit” and “not-for profit” businesses, is featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother.

“NAFE sees some good news from our analysis of companies where women succeed,” says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE President. “Women at these companies are reaching a critical mass where they can support, sponsor, and advance their female colleagues, and as a result, we see a measurable increase in the number of women running operations. We expect this trend to continue.”

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 http://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: http://www.HorizonBlue.com/diversity.

About NAFE
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.

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.