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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Named to 2014 DiversityInc Top Ten List of Regional Companies for Diversity

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it has been named as one of DiversityInc Magazine’s Top Ten Regional Companies. The annual award was presented to Horizon BCBSNJ at last week’s DiversityInc event dinner in New York City.“Horizon is pleased to be recognized as a top performing company in our region by DiversityInc,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon recognizes diversity as a key ingredient to a successful workforce development strategy, and we are proud to be honored for our efforts to promote diversity through our hiring, promotional and mentoring programs.”This marks the fourth consecutive year in which Horizon BCBSNJ has been named to the DiversityInc Top Ten List of Regional Companies. The criteria used to determine this list are similar to those used for the DiversityInc Top 50. Companies on this list, all of whom have a regional focus in their employee base, score well in the four areas measured: Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity. They are assessed based on more than 180 factors, including diversity-focused workforce, hiring and promotional practices and best practices for engaging employees and managers in cross-cultural mentoring.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/diversity.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 services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.About DiversityInc:DiversityInc is the leading source of information on diversity management. We are a consultancy and we publish two websites, www.DiversityInc.com and www.DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine, published five times a year. We also produce events, which average more than 600 attendees from 200 companies and have featured more than 20 CEOs of major corporations.