Coronavirus 2019 - Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
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At Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, our top priorities are the health and well-being of our members, employees, and the thousands of health professionals we rely on for good care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The COVID-19 PHE ends on May 11, 2023.

The end of the PHE means that members may see some changes to coverage and/or out-of-pocket costs beginning May 12, 2023.

Just like other preventive health services, members will have no out-of-pocket costs for the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters when they use an in-network provider. If the member uses an out-of-network provider, the member may have out-of-pocket costs.

Due to the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing will no longer be covered beginning May 12, 2023. However, while supplies last, you can order COVID-19 test kits for free from the federal government.

Members will have coverage for lab tests when received in-network. However, the member will have to pay their copay, deductible and/or coinsurance based on their benefits. If the member uses an out-of-network provider, the member may have additional out-of-pocket costs.

Beginning May 12, 2023, COVID-19-related care will be treated like any other telemedicine service. For in-network care, any applicable copay, coinsurance and/or deductible will apply beginning May 12, 2023. This includes services received through Horizon CareOnline.

COVID-19 treatment will continue to be covered and may be subject to any applicable copay, coinsurance and/or deductible. If members use their out-of-network benefits (when applicable), they may pay more.


Vaccines and boosters are the best protection against COVID-19. Schedule your booster today.


As soon as you are able, and if the vaccine is appropriate for you, get vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, continue to follow common-sense steps to help improve your chances of avoiding exposure to the virus.

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