Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Statement concerning Governor Chris Christie's FY 2018 Budget Address
Horizon is always willing to partner with New Jersey to drive down health costs and expand health care access to all our residents. As New Jersey’s largest health insurer serving over 900,000 Medicaid members, Horizon knows well that more is needed to help New Jersey’s most vulnerable and financially challenged residents and agrees with the Governor that more should be done.
Taking another critical step in its efforts to transform how health care is delivered in the Garden State, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that Dr. Thomas R. Graf, MD, has been named Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Graf will report directly to Allen Karp, Horizon BCBSNJ Senior Vice President, Healthcare Management.
Last call for individual market consumers to purchase health care coverage and the security it provides, for remainder of 2017
Individuals who are not insured through an employer have until midnight tomorrow (January 31) to purchase coverage for 2017. The end of the 2017 open enrollment period for individual coverage tomorrow means that absent meeting eligibility criteria for a special enrollment exception, consumers not covered through employment or a government program will not be able to purchase insurance in the individual market until 2018 and be liable for 100% of any health expenses they incur in 2017. A recent study released by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that 59% of people who reported they had been contacted by a debt collector said it was for medical services.
With the help of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, non-profit groups in the Garden State continue to serve the people who rely on them
(Newark, NJ, January 17, 2017) -- The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, in its final awards of 2016, has issued $2,181,000 in grants to 35 non-profit organizations for health and cultural programs throughout New Jersey. The Foundation – which is the philanthropy arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) -- awarded 94 grants in 2016, totaling over $4.2 million.
Horizon BCBSNJ and Horizon Foundation’s Pearson becomes Chair of Statewide Philanthropic Association
December 9, 2016 TRENTON – The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), the statewide association serving corporate and private philanthropy announced the election of Jonathan R. Pearson of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Horizon Foundation for New Jersey as its new Chairman. In addition, the organization elected a number of philanthropic leaders to the Board of Trustees.
(Newark – December 20, 2016) -- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has created the new position of Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer the company announced today. Assuming the role is David Gambino who joined Horizon BCBSNJ on December 19, 2016. He will report directly to Allen Karp, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Management.
We’re Working Overtime to help Consumers Get Health Insurance As First Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches
(Newark – December 8, 2016) – In order to have health insurance coverage in place on Jan. 1, 2017, consumers seeking a plan through the Obamacare exchanges must apply by Dec. 15, 2016. To help accommodate those still looking for a plan, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is keeping its phone lines open late from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15, 2016. Consumers shopping for insurance can also visit one of Horizon’s seven in-person enrollment and support locations.
(Newark – December 6, 2016) -- Mary Ann Christopher has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President, Clinical Operations and Transformation for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) the company announced today. Ms. Christopher, who joined the Horizon BCBSNJ team in January of 2016, has more than three decades of health care experience. She will report directly to Allen Karp, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Management.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey joins HolaDoctor in opening second health insurance center to connect Hispanic to health insurance information and affordable coverage
(December 1, 2016, Newark, NJ) – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today the opening of a second new enrollment and service location to help Spanish-speaking consumers find affordable health care coverage and assist them with all their benefits needs.
--National Survey: Horizon Scores Top Honors Overall Among Insurers Offering Plans in NJ-- (Newark – November 29, 2016) -- Insure.com’s 2016 national survey results are in and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s members (Horizon BCBSNJ) have made the company the most recommended health insurer in America. Horizon BCBSNJ also secured an overall satisfaction score that earned the company top honors among those offering plans in the Garden State. Among 35-50 year olds, Horizon was the top rated company nationally.