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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey director honored with YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award

Cynthia Aureli, Director of Claim Operations for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), has been named a YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) 2015 honoree. The award commends businesswomen who excel in their fields and who have made significant contributions to their workplace. The award was presented by the YMCA of Union County to Ms. Aureli on May 6, 2015 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.“As a leader who manages the processing of tens of millions of insurance claims every year, Cynthia is a role model in dedication and excels in building and motivating teams to tackle large and complex assignments,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.As director of Claim Operations, Ms. Aureli, of Totowa, manages the department’s 400 employees and the multi-location Claims Unit responsible for processing an annual volume of 60 million claims, which total approximately $11 billion. In addition, Ms. Aureli is a member of the Women in Health Management Association and the Horizon-BCBSNJ Women LEAD Affinity Group. “I am honored to receive this prestigious award. My achievements and growth as a leader are a direct reflection of the professional support I receive at Horizon every day.” Ms. Aureli said. TWIN originated in New Jersey in 1975. Now a national and international award program of the YWCA, TWIN annually recognizes outstanding business women and their companies. 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 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.