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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2016 list of Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the nation's top employers for diverse managers and women. The magazine ranked Horizon BCBSNJ No. 9 among its national list of Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work. This is the seventh consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been honored by Diversity MBA Magazine for its diverse workplace policies and programs."Horizon strives to maintain a work environment in which diversity is embraced and employees of all cultures can develop to their full potential," said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ. "We consider Diversity MBA Magazine's recognition as an honor for what Horizon has achieved with our approach to the hiring, training and professional development of our employees."Diversity MBA's methodology consists of a multi-tiered process: 1) registration of participating organizations, 2) completion of our survey, 3) rating of participants with the highest scores, and 4) secondary research to determine the Top 50. While more than 500 companies registered to participate in the survey, only 310 qualified for the competitive rating to meet the requirements for selection. Companies are selected based on scores for representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability."With the changing dynamics of the global population, American companies are investing more and more resources in creating inclusive cultures that are diverse. CEO commitment is at an all-time high, where leaders understand that the employers of choice are providing great places to work," said Pam McElvane, CEO, DiversityMBA. "Although we recognize it is a journey to create inclusive diverse cultures, we are excited to celebrate the intentional progress these companies are making to ensure that their employees and leaders represent the diversity of the consumers in the marketplace."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/diversity.About Diversity MBA MagazineDMBA Publishing publishes Diversity MBA Magazine, a quarterly publication, Diversity Business Review (DBR); white papers and blogs. Our publications reach more than 1.9 million worldwide, print and online. For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com or download our free mobile application diversityMBA through Google Play. The app is available for all mobile devices.