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Barnabas to launch its own health insurance plan

Barnabas CEO Barry OstrowskiBarnabas Health, the state's largest health care system, will launch its own health insurance plan in 2015, Chief Executive Officer Barry Ostrowsky told NJBIZ.

The plan will begin enrolling members in late 2015, Ostrowsky said. And while he said Barnabas plans to offer the program on the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, he said it would not be available on the exchange until 2016.


NJ's minority business leaders call for unity among blacks, Hispanics at 'Unity Luncheon'

John HarmonLocal minority leaders talked today about ways to get the political establishment to offer more support for black and Latino businesses.

The event was a “Unity Luncheon” at the Princeton Hyatt Regency in West Windsor and included members of the state’s African American Chamber of Commerce and the statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


New Jersey man named chairman of National Black Chamber of Commerce

John HarmonThe president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been chosen as the new chairman of the board of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

John Harmon, 53, who has been with the chamber since it was founded in 2001, was selected to serve as head of the national board.


New Jersey’s Unemployment Rate Sees Largest Drop In 35 Years

Governor Christie16,900 Jobs Added In November, Dropping Unemployment Rate To 7.8 Percent

New numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday show that New Jersey added 16,900 jobs in November.

This sent the unemployment rate plunging to 7.8 percent from 8.4 percent in October.