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Braven Health℠

Braven Health is a new insurance company created through a partnership with Horizon BCBSNJ, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and RWJBarnabas Health. Braven Health, an affiliate of Horizon BCBSNJ, offers Medicare Advantage plans in certain New Jersey counties. Plans are effective January 1, 2021.

What you need to know about Braven Health℠


Braven Health℠ is a new insurance company created through a partnership with Horizon, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health.

As an affiliate of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Braven Health offers consumer and group Medicare Advantage plans.

The Braven Health plans use the physicians, and health care providers in our existing Horizon Managed Care Network and hospitals in our existing Horizon Hospital Network.

There is not a new network for Braven Health plans.

Your participation with Braven Health is based on your current participation with our existing Horizon Medicare Advantage plans.

To check your participation in all Braven Health plans, visit our online Doctor & Hospital finder at

Consumer Braven Health Plans are offered to Medicare-eligible individuals in eight New Jersey Counties.

Braven Health plans are also offered to employer groups for their retirees when the headquarters of the employer group is within one of these eight counties.

But participating providers may be located throughout our local service area.

You can easily check member enrollment and benefit information via NaviNet, just like you do today for Horizon plans.

Braven Health plan's implementation will not create significant administrative changes for you, Braven Health plans follow Horizon's medical policies and procedures.

Additionally, we have created a separate Payer ID for Braven Health claims and electronic transactions. The Payor ID for Braven Health is 84367.

Please visit for more information about Braven Health and resources to help best serve our Braven Health members.

You can also call the Braven Health's Provider Services phone number at 1-888-444-0501.

Braven Health consumer plans are offered to Medicare beneficiaries who reside in the following New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union. Braven Health also offers Medicare Advantage plans to employer groups for their retirees when the headquarters of the employer group is within one of the eight New Jersey counties listed above.

In addition to offering Braven Health plans, we will continue to offer Horizon BCBSNJ Medicare Advantage plans in all 21 New Jersey counties.

If you are a participating provider for Horizon BCBSNJ Medicare Advantage plans, Braven Health has been added as a new plan offering that you will service.

Members enrolled in Braven Health plans have in-network access to providers in our Horizon Managed Care Network and Horizon Hospital Network throughout our local service area (New Jersey and participating counties Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania).

Though created through our partnership with HMH and RWJBarnabas Health, Braven Health members are not restricted to using, or encouraged to use, HMH or RWJBarnabas Health-affiliated providers and hospitals.

Below is information that will help you with your day-to-day interactions with us.