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Horizon BCBSNJ Honored as Military Friendly Employer


Company Decorated with a Top Ten Ranking on National List of “Better for Veterans” Organizations

(Newark, NJ, November 11, 2019) – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named as a top employer for military veterans and their spouses. Selected for the 2020 Military Friendly ® Employers list, New Jersey’s largest health insurer is one of 290 companies honored nationwide and has been ranked as a top ten Military Friendly ® Employer among peer companies. This marks Horizon BCBSNJ’s eighth time on the VIQTORY Military Friendly ® Employers list.

“Horizon believes the best way to honor veterans, reservists, military spouses and transitioning military members is to create recruitment, hiring and leave policies that support them," said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ. “We’re proud to be designated as a Military Friendly Employer but most importantly, we are proud of how employees with military backgrounds who bravely served our country are now faithfully serving Horizon members,” she said.

Since 2003, the Military Friendly ® Employers list has set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Organizations earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using both public and government data sources with responses from a comprehensive survey completed by the employer.

Horizon BCBSNJ’s selection was based on many factors, such as its efforts to connect veterans and their spouses with a Military Affinity Group, pair military hires with a mentor through a Military Mentoring Program, active participation in Military Career fairs, a referral bonus program for recruiting a veteran for employment, and benefits that promote a work-life balance for veterans and their families.

The 2020 Military Friendly ® Employers list will be published in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, which is distributed to TAPS centers globally to reach our veteran community. The list can also be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/

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 service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving approximately 3.7 million members.

About Military Friendly ® Employers:

The Military Friendly ® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide, input from employed veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Employers survey from participating organizations. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm (EY) and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly ® Employers list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology.


Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.