Commitment to your safety during Ebola concerns
Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is low, precautions are being taken to ensure that hospitals and health care providers are prepared to deal with an incidence of Ebola should it occur.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state agencies are partnering with public officials and health care providers to address these issues, focusing on prevention and care.
Our customers’ health and safety are our priority. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey assures you that we are in a strong position to provide safety and security to our members in times of need, regardless of the circumstance or situation. We carefully and strategically plan for such contingencies, including possible epidemics, through a comprehensive business continuity plan to ensure we are able to provide peace of mind and access to care as needed for our nearly 3.7 million members.
Horizon BCBSNJ continues to monitor developments and reports from the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health. Our clinical teams are prepared to work with health care providers in the event of a local outbreak. In addition, New Jersey hospitals are working to ensure they are prepared if a situation arises.
It is important to remember that Ebola is not spread through casual contact or through the air, according to the CDC. Please visit cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ for additional information.
Horizon BCBSNJ also encourages you to discuss any concerns about Ebola with your doctor.