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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named As 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company

September 26, 2013

NEWARK – Working Mother magazine has named Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been recognized as a Working Mother 100 Best Company, moving up in standing from # 64 in 2012 to #30 on this year’s list.

“Horizon is honored to once again to be recognized as one of the best companies for working mothers,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.  “Horizon is committed to offering workplace programs that help parents maintain a healthy balance between home and work.”

Additional programs Horizon BCBSNJ offers that contribute to a supportive working culture include:

  • An Alternative Work Arrangement Program, including flextime, telecommuting and job sharing, to help support a work/life balance.
  • A full health risk assessment as well as health counseling and education. 
  • Access to an on-site health center, lab facility, pharmacy and fitness center.
  • Tuition reimbursement, in-house classroom training, online training, and certification classes.
  • Leadership development training.
  • On-site child care center.
  • Adoption benefits.
  • A benefits program for full- and part-time employees working 20+ hours per week.
  • A 401(k) plan with employer match to its full- and part-time employees.  Employees receive financial planning information from the firm that administers their 401(k) plan.

Horizon BCBSNJ will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress October 21-23, 2013 in New York City.

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 Blue Shield Association, serving more than 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton.  Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.

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