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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey aligns sales leadership to enhance the delivery of innovative products and services to members, groups and brokers

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today organizational changes in the company’s sales leadership. The reorganization is integral to the company’s continued focus on consumers, employers, brokers and delivering products and services to ensure access to quality, innovative and affordable health care coverage."As health care continues to evolve, we are reshaping our sales organization with a commitment to offering innovative solutions to better serve our consumer members and groups of all sizes," said Christopher M. Lepre, senior vice president, Market Business Units at Horizon BCBSNJ.Under this reorganization, Joseph J. Albano will move from vice president, Consumer and Dental Markets, to the position of vice president, Commercial and Major Accounts. Michael J. Considine, who served as sales director, Midsize, Public and Small Group Accounts, has been promoted to vice president, Consumer and Small Group Markets.Albano joined the company more than 20 years ago, holding several key director-level positions in the company’s Health Care Management and Service divisions. In his most recent post as vice president of Consumer and Dental Markets, Albano led the development and execution of the company’s new Dental Organization and the consumer market sales and marketing strategy.Considine brings more than 30 years of experience from multiple parts of the company to the role of vice president, Commercial and Major Accounts. Considine worked in Horizon’s Membership and Claims department before transitioning into progressively responsible sales positions, including director of Dental Sales and director of Commercial Sales. In his most recent role, Considine led several company sales strategies including the development, marketing and sales of Horizon Select, the company’s proprietary private exchange."With this reorganization Joe, Michael and their teams will showcase the products and services that have made Horizon a leader and innovator in all markets, such as our private exchange – Horizon Select -- transparency tools, telemedicine and ancillary services," Lepre said. "This reorganization will better enable us to communicate and market to our customers and brokers how Horizon’s products and services enhance their health care experience."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 service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, 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 www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.