Awards & Accolades

Horizon BCBSNJ Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Horizon BCBSNJ proudly announced that it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Horizon BCBSNJ joins the ranks of more than 680 major U.S.

Alison Banks-Moore Honored with the Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award

Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, was honored with the Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award, which honors and celebrates the best practices of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

The Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award was created by Working Mother Media to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of work life professionals,

Horizon BCBSNJ Received 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal

Horizon BCBSNJ has received the National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer Seal™ for the third time.

The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™ is a public recognition of organizations that are leading the way in hiring individuals with disabilities and encouraging additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities,

Working Mother’s List of “Best Companies for Dads” for 2019

This year Tom Kolakowski, Director, Finance – Commercial, is being honored as Horizon BCBSNJ’s “Working Dad of the Year” by Working Mother Magazine.

Mr. Kolakowski joined Horizon BCBSNJ in 2011 as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, both because we are a successful company with great people and because of the work/life balance benefits we offer.

Jezel Pereira is 2019’s Working Mother of the Year


Jezel Pereira, Director, Service Operations, was named Horizon BCBSNJ’s 2019 “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother Magazine.

Ms. Pereira started her career with Horizon BCBSNJ in 1997 and has held various positions within Service Operations and Government Programs. Over the years,

Horizon BCBSNJ Recognized by Working Mother Magazine

Horizon BCBSNJ was named to Working Mother’s list of 100 Best Companies in 2019 for our commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, career advancement and paid family leave, and to a diverse and inclusive work environment. As the largest and most experienced health insurer in New Jersey,

Tracy Parris-Benjamin Recognized by Diversity MBA

Congratulations to Tracy Parris-Benjamin, Director, Clinical Design Community Health, LMSW, FHELA, for being selected by Diversity MBA for its 13th annual list of Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees.

Ms. Parris-Benjamin has a distinguished record of health care innovation and transformation and has worked with senior executive leadership at health plans and large hospital systems.

Horizon BCBSNJ Leaders Receive the 2019 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award

Binsy Francis, Portfolio Director within the Enterprise Project Management Office, and Valerie Harr, Director, Commercial Health Enterprise, received the 2019 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Union County. They were selected based on their exceptional talent and demonstrated leadership in their positions at Horizon BCBSNJ.

Diversity MBA Magazine Recognizes Horizon BCBSNJ

Horizon BCBSNJ ranks #12 in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership’s list of the best places for women and diverse managers to work in 2019.

This is the 10th year Horizon BCBSNJ has received this recognition for our efforts to implement strategies for women and managers of diverse backgrounds to gain access to leadership roles.

DiversityInc Magazine Recognizes Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked third in DiversityInc Magazine’s Top Eight Regional Companies for diversity in May 2019.

Ranking was determined after performance in four key areas of diversity management was analyzed: