Events

Military Affinity Group Hosted Its Annual Celebratory Luncheon

Horizon BCBSNJ’s Military Affinity Group (MAG) hosted its annual celebration of accomplishments luncheon in November, 2015. This year, the luncheon was dedicated to our military families in appreciation of their support and sacrifice.

Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity Council Sponsors Two Events


Early in 2015, Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity Council committed to supporting Arts High of Newark and, along with Horizon BCBSNJ employees, has been involved in volunteer events that benefit the school.

Women LEAD Affinity Group Sponsors Diapers to Dreams Drive

This year’s “Diapers to Dreams” drive was sponsored by Women LEAD, one of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Affinity Groups. Horizon BCBSNJ volunteers collected 1,028 diapers and assorted toiletry items, such as shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes and toothpaste, from employees in the Penn Plaza, Wall, Mt. Laurel and Trenton offices.

Horizon BCBSNJ Hosts Women’s Leadership Symposia

Women’s Leadership Symposia are held several times each year at Horizon BCBSNJ. Each symposium typically offers a panel discussion of company leaders sharing their stories about appropriate workplace behavior, their personal and professional challenges and successes, and how their respective paths led them to the roles they currently hold at Horizon BCBSNJ.

Horizon BCBSNJ’s Third Annual Diversity Showcase

In October, Horizon BCBSNJ celebrated its Third Annual Diversity Showcase, an event with food and festivities, which highlights the many cultures and traditions our employees celebrate. Employees who attended the event saw their co-workers wearing traditional attire from their native countries.

The Latin American Cultural Organization Hosts Celebratory Luncheon

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, the Latin American Cultural Organization (LACO) Affinity Group hosted a luncheon for approximately 110 guests in September 2014.

The Women’s LEAD Affinity Group Hosts Celebratory Luncheon

The Women’s LEAD Affinity Group hosted a luncheon for over 170 people this summer to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The Spectrum Affinity Group Hosts Celebratory Luncheon

The Spectrum Affinity Group hosted a luncheon this summer to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City and recognizes the positive impact that LGBT people have had on our country. Approximately 170 people attended the luncheon.

Kids @ Work day

Horizon BCBSNJ hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® for nearly 300 of our employees’ children, ages 8 to 12, at four company locations. The Company’s activities were guided by this year’s theme of “Plant a Seed Grow a Future” – suggesting that work we are doing now to nurture and guide our children will afford them greater opportunities and success in the future.

Enlightenment and Empowerment Enterprise Affinity Group Celebrates Black History Month

The Enlightenment and Empowerment Enterprise Affinity Group (“EEE Affinity Group”) hosted a luncheon in February 2014 to celebrate Black History Month. About 170 people attended the luncheon.

Susan G. Komen Event

Horizon BCBSNJ was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race For The Cure.

Freedom Award Ceremony

This award is the U.S. Government’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Horizon BCBSNJ was recognized for its support of employee, Elsie Ortiz (Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve) during her 15 months on active duty.

Second Annual Diversity Showcase Raises Funds for Arts High School of Newark

Thanks to all employees who contributed to the success of the Diversity Showcase in September 2013. The Showcase came together through the efforts of a large number of employees working as a team.

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day® 2013 Is a Success

Employees’ children, ages 8 to 12 years, participated in this year’s Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day® program. This year’s events celebrated the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day, which encourages girls and boys to connect what they learn at school with the working world.

Theme of “Blending Talent with Innovation” at Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Women’s Leadership Symposium is a panel discussion of senior company leaders sharing their professional challenges, experiences and successes, and how their respective paths led them to the roles they currently hold.

A Strong Turnout for The American Conference on Diversity’s “Diversity Stride Walk-A-Thon”

Several hundred Horizon BCBSNJ employees and their families took part in this annual event, held May 20, 2012, at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.

Women’s History Month Celebration

With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, guest speaker Theresa Henry spoke on “Economic Empowerment: Financial Strategies for Today’s Woman.”

Performance Artist Glenis Redmond Stirs Audience with Poetry

Poet, educator and performance artist Glenis Redmond inspired employees with poetry that reflects her life, family, heritage and her observations of the world. “Her creative and inspiring talent was delightful. She captivated the audience with her deep tone, passion for her craft and impressive self confidence,” said Gaye Simpson, Manager,

Horizon BCBSNJ Celebrates Black History Month


Horizon BCBSNJ employees gathered for a special luncheon to celebrate Black History Month.

Horizon BCBSNJ Leverages New Jersey’s Diverse Work Force

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, the Star Ledger published an article about New Jersey companies leveraging the state’s diverse work force to increase productivity and overall employee happiness. Included are quotes from Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.

Horizon BCBSNJ Affinity Groups Support Local School

Members of the Horizon BCBSNJ Affinity Groups (Enlightenment and Empowerment Enterprise, Muslim Affinity Group, Asian American Affinity Group and the Latin American Cultural Organization) joined together to donate a gift basket of books, CDs and other educational materials to the Bruce Street School in Newark.

Muslim Celebration of Eid al-Fitr


Horizon BCBSNJ employees proudly celebrate Eid al-Fitr at an annual luncheon celebration. Often abbreviated to Eid, Eid al-Fitr is a three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The American Conference on Diversity’s “Diversity Stride Walk-A-Thon”

Horizon BCBSNJ employees and their families took part in this event on Sunday, May 15 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. All “Diversity Stride Walk-A-Thon” proceeds benefit the American Conference on Diversity’s Youth Leadership Institute programs.

Procurement Opportunities for Minority/Women Business Enterprises

Horizon BCBSNJ attended the Procurement Opportunities for Minority/Women Business Enterprises event, hosted by Asian Women in Business (AWIB).

Horizon BCBSNJ Affinity Groups Support Local Extended Care Facility

Members of the Horizon BCBSNJ Affinity Groups (Enlightenment and Empowerment Enterprise, Muslim Affinity Group, Asian American Affinity Group and the Latin American Cultural Organization) visited the Newark Extended Care Facility.

Check Presented to Alexander Annex Early Childhood Center in Newark

Horizon BCBSNJ employees made $5 donations to participate in a “Giving is Always in Fashion Employee Jeans Day” in late September, 2009.

Forum on Achieving World Class Diversity Management Capability

A forum was held to address the many dimensions of diversity and how diversity has become a strategic force contributing to, and resulting from, globalization. Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ, participated in a panel discussion with Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. on Achieving World Class Diversity Management Capability.