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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named To 2013 DiversityInc Top Ten List Of Regional Companies For Diversity

April 25, 2013

NEWARK – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that for the third consecutive year, it has been named as one of DiversityInc Magazine’s Top Ten Regional Companies.  The annual award was presented to Horizon BCBSNJ at the DiversityInc event dinner in New York City on April 23.

“Horizon BCBSNJ is proud to be honored as a DiversityInc Top Ten Regional Company,” said  Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ . “Horizon BCBSNJ is committed to promoting a workplace where diversity and inclusion thrive, and this recognition is testament to the success of our efforts.”

The 2013 DiversityInc Top Ten List of Regional Companies recognizes and measures company performance in four key areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.  To be considered for the list, Horizon completed a detailed questionnaire based on 300 emperical questions surrounding these four key areas of diversity management.  The list was derived from the same criteria used for the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies and 25 Noteworthy Companies, but adjusts for companies who operate at a regional level.  The questionnaire was completed by companies that have at least 1,000 employees.

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 DiversityInc:
DiversityInc is the leading source of information on diversity management. We are a consultancy and we publish two websites, www.DiversityInc.com and www.DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine, published five times a year. We also produce events, which average more than 600 attendees from 200 companies and have featured more than 20 CEOs of major corporations.

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 3.6 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton.  Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.

 

 

 

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 more than 103 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.