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Respect and Integrity in the Workplace

Worker safety, health and the protection of the environment are essential priorities for Horizon BCBSNJ. No type of violent or threatening behavior by a Vendor's employees is permitted, including threats, threatening language or any other acts of aggression or violence against anyone while conducting Horizon BCBSNJ business. While working on Horizon BCBSNJ's premises, or while engaging in Horizon BCBSNJ business, Vendor's employees shall follow all Horizon BCBSNJ rules related to safety and security. Vendor's employees, while on Horizon BCBSNJ property, must wear Horizon BCBSNJ-issued identification at all times. The Vendor's employee may not give or loan the identification to anyone, nor borrow anyone else's Horizon BCBSNJ identification badge or swipe their identification badge on behalf of anyone else, at any time, under any circumstance. In addition, the Vendor's employee may not use the identification card to allow access to anyone else to enter a Horizon BCBSNJ facility or restricted area within a Horizon BCBSNJ facility.

There is no tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, in the workplace. Discrimination and harassment are prohibited against any of the Vendor's or Horizon BCBSNJ's employees by reason of age, race, creed, religion, color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class that is protected under any federal, state or local law, regulation or standard.

The possession, use, sale or purchase of illegal drugs, or the abuse of legal drugs or alcohol, on Horizon BCBSNJ premises, anywhere while conducting Horizon BCBSNJ business or in any situation where an individual may be identified as being associated with Horizon BCBSNJ is strictly prohibited.