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Small Group Annual Certification

January 12, 2018
Applies to: Small Group market

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey reminds brokers and their small employer clients that the state of New Jersey requires small employer groups to provide Horizon BCBSNJ with a completed Employer Certification on an annual basis. This requirement applies to all small employer groups each year, not just to groups under audit by Horizon BCBSNJ.

Groups are sent a certification package approximately 120 days prior to their renewal date. The Employer Certification included in the package must be completed and returned to Horizon BCBSNJ within 15 business days of receipt. Failure to comply, as mandated by New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits Plan Act (N.J.S.A. 17B:27A-17 et seq.), may result in discontinuance of the group's Horizon BCBSNJ health benefits plan.

For more information on state regulations regarding this matter, we encourage you to consult the New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits Program Buyer's Guide.

If you have questions, please contact your Horizon BCBSNJ sales executive or account manager.

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Published on: January 19, 2018, 01:59 a.m. ET
Last updated on: January 19, 2018, 02:16 a.m. ET