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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Assistant General Counsel honored by Working Mother Magazine

Melinda FeeneyMelinda Feeney, an Assistant General Counsel at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), has been named a 2018 "Working Mother of the Year" by Working Mother Magazine. Ms. Feeney’s Working Mother recognition comes in the “Rising Star” category, which honors up-and-coming working moms who have made an impact on their organization after fewer than five years on the job. Ms. Feeney joined Horizon BCBSNJ in 2015. The magazine also announced Horizon BCBSNJ’s selection as a 2018 Working Mother Top 100 company, which marks the ninth consecutive year the company has been selected for the honor. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother.

Throughout her career, Ms. Feeney has served as a focused and optimistic contributor to her business partners. During her first three years at Horizon BSBSNJ, Ms. Feeney strategically and successfully managed Horizon’s labor and employment counseling and litigation matters. More recently, to further develop and enhance her skills, Ms. Feeney has assumed new responsibilities in vendor contracting. Her expertise, business acumen, upbeat personality and practical approach in addressing problems exemplifies the excellence Horizon BCBSNJ strives for in delivering quality health insurance products and services to New Jersey families and businesses.

“Despite balancing the workload of a corporate attorney with the life demands of a mother of two young children, Melinda always maintains a can-do spirit and a drive for professional excellence,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon offers family-friendly policies and programs that help our employees maintain a healthy home/work balance. Melinda’s achievement as Working Mother of the Year, and Horizon’s selection as a Top 100 Company for Working Women are testament to the importance of a work environment that supports the personal and professional needs of the employee.”

Ms. Feeney holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law. She enjoys public speaking and has served on working panels to share her professional insights.

While in private practice at a law firm, she was recognized as a Rising Star honoree by Super Lawyers Magazine. Ms. Feeney lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband Thomas and daughters Nora (4) and Elizabeth (1).

Working Mothers of the Year are nominated by their spouses, employers, children and friends, and selected by the Working Mother editorial team.


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 www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.