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Horizon BCBSNJ Launches New Medicare Advantage Plan for 2018

Horizon BCBSNJ is launching a new Medicare Advantage plan for 2018—the Horizon Medicare Blue Advantage (HMO) plan.

This new plan provides rich benefits and a competitive plan premium. Some of the benefits include:

  • $0 plan premium in 12 counties; $75 plan premium in three counties.
  • $10 Primary Care Physician copayment, $25 Specialist copayment.
  • Prescription drug coverage is included.
  • Members have access to a subset of the physicians and other health care professionals that participate in the Horizon Managed Care Network, as well as all in-network ancillary providers.
  • Members will have access to a subset of facilities in the Horizon Hospital Network.
  • Members do not need referrals.

Members may begin to enroll in this new plan during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 - December 7). The effective date of enrollment will be January 1, 2018.

For more information, please call 1-888-392-7401 (TTY/TDD 711), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Time or visit

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

Horizon Insurance Company, Inc. (“HIC”) has contracts with CMS for HMO, PPO and Part D Medicare plans. Enrollment in HIC Medicare products depends on contract renewal. Products are provided by HIC, however, communications are issued by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in its capacity as administrator of programs and provider relations for all its companies. Both companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  The Horizon®​name and symbols are registered marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.© 2017 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Three Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105.

Published on: October 31, 2017, 05:31 a.m. ET
Last updated on: June 17, 2021, 05:47 a.m. ET