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Working Mother Magazine Selects Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as one of the “2016 Best Companies for Multicultural Women”

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of the 2016 "Best Companies for Multicultural Women" by Working Mother magazine. With this honor is recognized Horizon BCBSNJ as one of the 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices to ensure that women of color advance and excel in the workplace. Entering this award competition for the second time in 2016, Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked # 3 on the top 25 list. Horizon BCBSNJ ranked # 4 in 2015."Diversity is part of who we are as a company and recruiting, retaining and advancing women of all backgrounds enables Horizon to better understand and meet the needs of the culturally diverse members we serve," said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.According to Subha V. Barry, VP, General Manager, Working Mother Media, "Now is the time for women and women of color to emerge. The progress that has been made among top earners this year — with the representation of multicultural women quadrupling — is astounding, and reflects that companies who put resources behind growing their multicultural talent will get a big return."The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women application is only available to companies that have at least 500 U.S. employees. The winners were selected based on their answers to an extensive questionnaire covering representation; hiring, attrition, and promotion rates; recruitment, retention, advancement programs; and company culture. The Working Mother Research Institute created a scoring algorithm based on the previous year's benchmark results to determine the winners.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.About Working MotherWorking Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.