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About Horizon

About Us

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com.

Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked by its customers as #1 nationally in the 2018 Insure.com “Best Health Insurance Company” survey.


Horizon BCBSNJ traces its history back to 1932 when Associated Hospitals of Essex County, Inc. was formed as a multi-hospital prepayment plan. The company later became one of the nation's first Blue Cross Plans. Visit our Company History page for more details.


We empower our members to achieve their best health by leading with strength, integrity and innovation to generate substantial improvements in health care quality, affordability and member experience.

Our Values

• Care for our members

• Act with integrity

• Work Hard

• Respect one another

Company Headquarters

Three Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2200

Satellite Offices

Horizon BCBSNJ 250 Century Parkway, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Horizon BCBSNJ 1427 Wyckoff Road, Wall, New Jersey 07727

Horizon NJ Health Princeton Place1700 American Blvd., Pennington, NJ 08534

Corporate Structure

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., doing business as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is a not-for-profit, health service corporation. A 17-member Board of Directors governs the company for its members. There are no shareholders.

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report Information:

Total Revenue: $13.3 Billion

Statutory Capital Reserves: $2.8 Billion

Estimated Taxes and Assessments Paid for 2017:

$253.5 million in New Jersey taxes and insurance assessments

$109.3 million in federal taxes and insurance assessments

$362.8 million total federal and state taxes and insurance assessments

Number of Employees

Approximately 5,600

Number of Members

3.8 million