Awards

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Employee Receives 2015 “Working Mother of the Year” Award from Working Mother Magazine

Brigitte Kirk, Chief of Staff for the Chief Financial Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was named a 2015 “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine. A thirteen-year employee of Horizon BCBSNJ, Ms. Kirk will receive this award during a gala held by the magazine in October 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Leader Named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders in 2015

Gokul Varadharaj, Director, Corporate Strategy, was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s award-winning list of Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders. Mr. Varadharaj was honored at Diversity MBA Magazine’s awards gala.

Each year, the magazine recognizes exceptional executives who have attained prominent positions, hold advanced degrees and have displayed outstanding leadership within their companies and communities.

Horizon BCBSNJ Among 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Horizon BCBSNJ employees Gregg Quinn, Daisy Chan and Marie Crea, accepted the 2015 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces award on behalf of the company at a recent ceremony. This is the first time Horizon BCBSNJ has received this award, which recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

Zenola Harper Receives 2015 Multicultural Leadership award

Zenola Harper, Deputy General Counsel at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, has been honored with a 2015 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Tri-State Diversity Council. The award was presented to Ms. Harper at the 2015 Tri-State Diversity and Leadership Conference in August 2015.

The Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.

Horizon BCBSNJ Named a 2015 Best Place for Diverse Managers and Women to Work

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was selected by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the Top 50 Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work in 2015. Of 600 submissions, 289 met the list’s criteria and Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked sixth among them. Horizon BCBSNJ is also ranked the Number One Regional Company.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Selected as One of the “Best Companies for Multicultural Women”

Horizon BCBSNJ has been named one of the 2015 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother magazine. This honor recognizes Horizon BCBSNJ as one of 25 U.S. companies that create and use best practices to ensure that women of color advance and excel in the workplace. Entering this competition for the first time in 2015,

Marcom award for diversity annual report

Congratulations! Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has earned a Gold Marcom Award in the “video” category for the 2013 Diversity Annual Report. The Diversity Annual Report provides information about diversity at the Company, including programs, events, mission and leadership.

Marcom Awards recognize excellence and creativity involved in the concept,

Horizon BCBSNJ Director Honored with YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award

Cynthia Aureli, Director, Service Operations, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was selected to receive a 2015 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Union County based on her demonstrated leadership and exceptional talent in her position at Horizon BCBSNJ.

Horizon BCBSNJ Receives Recognition from LATINA Style Magazine

For the third consecutive year, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was selected by LATINA Style magazine as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the United States. This year, the Company ranks 21st in the LATINA Style 50 Report, moving up from 24th in 2014.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Wins New Jersey Smart Workplace Award

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was the recipient of a New Jersey Smart Workplace award at a ceremony sponsored by a partnership of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Association and the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association.

This award recognizes the achievements of employers in New Jersey who have created significant and innovative alternative commuter programs.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Recognized as Strategic Corporate Partner with INROADS

INROADS, Inc., a multi-cultural non-profit organization whose mission is leadership development, career preparation and creating opportunities for talented, underserved college students in business and industry, recently announced its Top 10 Strategic Corporate Partners.

Horizon BCBSNJ ranks number 6 on the list of Top 10 Strategic Corporate Partners based on the number of INROADS internships sponsored during 2015.

Horizon BCBSNJ Receives Award from LATINA Style Magazine

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was selected by “LATINA Style Magazine” as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the United States from over 800 submissions. Horizon BCBSNJ’s programs were featured in the August 2013 issue of the “LATINA Style Magazine”. Being named to the LATINA Style 50 Report this year is an upgrade from our previous honorable mention in this category.

INROADS Corporate Champion Award

Xavia Mitchell, Diversity Work/Life Specialist, recently received the Corporate Champion Award to honor her dedication to, and her work with, the INROADS program. INROADS is an international, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that develops and places talented underserved college youth in internships to help prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS interns have been working at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for the past five years.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Recognized for Support of the Military

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was named one of three semifinalists by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Freedom Award is the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest honor for employers that provide extraordinary support to their National Guard and National Reserve employees.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Receives Top Rankings from Diversity MBA Magazine

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named to Diversity MBA magazine’s 2014 “List of Top 50 Companies for Diverse & Women Managers to Work.”

The List of Top 50 Companies seeks to recognize companies where the advancement of women and people of color into senior leadership positions is a priority and to celebrate companies that implement strategies to support diversity and inclusion.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named one of the 2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE).

The NAFE Top Non-Profit Companies survey evaluates participating companies on various aspects of women’s advancement,& including succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, work/life balance programs and more. Horizon BCBSNJ’s career development program, women’s leadership symposiums, management development programs, Diversity Council and Affinity Groups are just some of the programs that helped us stand out from the competition.

Horizon BCBSNJ Named One of Top Best Companies for Persons with Disabilities in 2013

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top Best Companies for Persons with Disabilities in 2013.

Diversity MBA Magazine selected Horizon BCBSNJ based on the company’s approach to:

Targeted recruiting of people with disabilities.
Engaging people with disabilities in the company’s diversity program and ensuring they are a part of an inclusive company culture.

IDC Awards

The Interfaith Dialog Center (IDC), a nonprofit organization, was founded by Turkish-Amerians of North Jersey in 2003. IDC’s goal is to contribute to a stronger and more prosperous New Jersey by advancing the causes of peace, cross-cultural tolerance and human dignity.

Horizon BCBSNJ was the recipient of the IDC Business Award for its commitment to supporting organizations,

EEOC’s (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Freedom to Compete Award

Horizon BCBSNJ was recognized for our Supervisor Candidate Development Program and for promoting fair and open competition in the workplace.

New Jersey Primary Care Association Health Advocate Award

Karen Clark, Vice President, Medicaid, was recognized for her strong support of New Jersey’s 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers and for health outreach of women and children.