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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Honored For Its Youth Development Mentoring By INROADS

August 2, 2013

Newark, NJ - Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has received the Corporate Plus Award from INROADS New York/New Jersey Region for its commitment to develop and open new career opportunities for minority students.

At its annual awards ceremony and reception, held on Manhattan on August 1, INROADS recognized Horizon for its quality internships, one-one-one mentoring relationships, and full-time placement of interns upon graduation.  Horizon has participated in the INROADS program since 2005.  This year 16 college undergraduates are participating in the 2013 Horizon INROADS Intern Program, completing salaried summer internships at the company in the Office of Health Care Reform, Service Operations, IT, Human Resources, Healthcare Management, Finance, Business Process Improvement and Legal Affairs. 

“Horizon believes strongly that career development and mentoring are key ingredients to building a talented workforce,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.  “As a company that values diversity, we also recognize the importance of opening doors of opportunity to the next generation of workforce leaders.  By opening these doors, Horizon is a better company because INROADS interns have performed with remarkable commitment and professional excellence.”

Horizon BCBSNJ has instituted many programs aimed at promoting diversity within the company including: paid minority internships and manager development programs, reverse mentoring 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 and more on recognition for diversity efforts, visit: http://www.horizonblue.com/about-us/diversity/awards-accolades.

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. 

INROADS
Transforming Lives. Careers. Communities. Corporate Leadership. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.  Learn more at www.INROADS.org

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