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Diversity MBA Magazine Names Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey a 2014 Best Place for Diverse Managers and Women to Work

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the top employers in the nation for diverse managers and women. For 2014, the magazine ranked Horizon BCBSNJ among the top of its list of “50 Out Front Companies” for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work. This is the fifth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine.Criteria for determining the “50 Out Front Companies” includes analysis of systems, methodologies and metrics for evaluating inclusive diversity. Companies are assessed based on accountability, succession planning, representation, recruitment, workplace inclusion and retention, and board diversity. Ultimately, the list recognizes companies that allow and encourage managers and women of diverse backgrounds to excel and develop into leadership roles.“Inclusion and diversity in the workplace are areas where Horizon strives to continuously improve,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ. “We are honored to be recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine for our efforts and look forward to maintaining this tradition of excellence.”“As a Top 50 Out Front Company for the fifth consecutive year, Horizon has continued to implement strategies that support inclusivive and active diversity,” said Pam McElvane, publisher/CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine. “We are proud to see Horizon exceed in benchmark areas of diversity, and work to have systems and processes in place that support best practices and drive impact.”The list of the Top 50 Companies is featured in the spring issue of Diversity MBA Magazine.Horizon BCBSNJ and/or its employees have been honored nationally for inclusion and diversity in workplace excellence. Recent recognitions include: YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award; 2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE); Top Best Companies for Persons with Disabilities in 2013; and Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Company.For a complete list on Horizon BCBSNJ’s recognition for diversity efforts, visit: http://horizonblue.com/about-us/diversity/awards-accolades.About Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity programsHorizon 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:Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 1.5 million subscribers worldwide print and online. For more information, please visit http://diversitymbamagazine.com/.About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon 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.