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Horizon implements PTO plan for employees volunteering for front lines of COVID-19 fight

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced its plan to offer expanded paid time off for health care workers that volunteer for Gov. Phil Murphy’s “Call to Serve” on the front lines of New Jersey’s fight against COVID-19.

The Newark-based insurer is offering those volunteers 40 hours of compensated volunteer time for their service.

Dr. Lisa LaCarrubba, a medical director at Horizon, is one of the 72 doctors, nurses and other health care workers that have answered the call.

“There are so many people in need,” she said. “Front-line workers in all fields are so important to keeping our country going. I have a skill that is needed specifically on the health care front line and I need to use that skill to help others. … Normally, I can do so much at Horizon to help our health care partners provide excellent care, but now I can help the most by being on that front line myself.”

Read more at ROI New Jersey.