The Urban League of Essex County is proud to present the 2021 R.E.D. Gala Corporate Citizen Award to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for being a committed community partner; not losing sight that real power lies in the hands of the community.
Horizon 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, vision, 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 approximately 3.5 million members.
About The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
Since its inception in 2004, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has provided more than $63 million in grant awards for New Jersey nonprofit organizations. A cornerstone of New Jersey charitable giving, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has developed mutually beneficial partnerships with nonprofits and has support health-related programs, oral health and dental services to underserved children, expanded social determinants of health programs in vulnerable communities, and address childhood obesity. It also has a long commitment to combatting the opioid epidemic and working closely with Community In Crisis, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and others in an effort to raise awareness, reduce stigma, education and community outreach.
Alison Banks-Moore, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, will accept the award on behalf of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
With more than forty years of experience as a Human Resources professional, Ms. Banks-Moore has held various positions at major corporations including AT&T, KPMG, Cablevision & 32 BJ Benefit Funds.
As Chief Diversity Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ, Ms. Banks-Moore has harnessed the energy of a dynamic organization to strengthen the personal and professional relationships that supports an inclusive, thriving and diverse workplace. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to leveraging the unique skills and abilities of all employees which has resulted in the Company receiving numerous awards from national publications, including DiversityMBA Magazine, DiversityInc., INROADS, AARP, Latina Style, Fatherly Magazine, National Organization on Disability, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), GI Jobs, NAFE, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Best Practices and the Tri-State and National Diversity Councils.