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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey named a 2015 Best Place for Diverse Managers and Women to Work by Diversity MBA Magazine

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been chosen by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the nation's top employers for diverse managers and women. The magazine ranked Horizon BCBSNJ No. 6 among its national list of Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work and ranked Horizon BNCBSNJ as the No. 1 Regional Company. This is the sixth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been honored by Diversity MBA Magazine for its diverse workplace policies and programs.Companies are selected based on scores for representation, recruitment, workplace inclusion and retention, succession planning and accountability. While 600 companies registered to participate in the survey on which the Best Places list is based, Horizon BCBSNJ was among only 289 to meet the list's criteria and qualify for selection."Horizon is proud to be recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as setting the standard for excellence in creating a work environment that fosters inclusion and develops the full potential of our culturally diverse workers," said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ."The companies selected are those that clearly value intentional strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity," said Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher of Diversity MBA. "We also recognize the impact of participants' diversity and inclusion strategies that allow and encourage women and managers of diverse backgrounds to excel and develop into leadership roles."All of the companies on the list of "Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work" will be profiled in the Diversity MBA Magazine issue that comes out in July 2015. 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.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 Diversity MBA Magazine:Diversity MBA Publishing publishes Diversity MBA Magazine, a quarterly publication, Diversity Business Review (DBR); and white papers. Publications reach more than 1.95 million worldwide print and online. For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com.