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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Designated as Military Friendly® and Military Spouse Friendly® Employer

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today its third-annual recognition as a "Military Friendly® Employer" and its first-ever recognition as a "Military Spouse Friendly® Employer" by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.Companies competing for the elite Military Friendly® Employer and Military Spouse Friendly® Employer titles are assessed on such factors as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service."Horizon is grateful to and supportive of all individuals who serve or have served our country with honor and valor, and their families." said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ. "We are proud to be designated once again as a Military Friendly® Employer and excited to be recognized for the first time for our support of military spouses."The list of Horizon BCBSNJ and other companies qualifying for the Military Friendly® Employers and the Military Spouse Friendly® Employers designations will appear in the December and January issues, respectively, of G.I. Jobs magazine and in MilitaryFriendly.com."Our Military Friendly® designation is an elite, earned award that identifies companies with leading practices in recruiting, on boarding and retaining veterans and spouses," said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "Horizon’s ongoing commitment to our U.S. Military and the strong ‘force behind the force’ spouse community is clearly demonstrated through the company’s robust recruitment and hiring practices, as well as through their leave policies and support groups."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 3.7 million members.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/diversityAbout Victory MediaVictory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week, and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.