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Fox Chase, Jeanes Hospital join Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey network

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced that Fox Chase Cancer Center – one of the nation’s most renown names in cancer care, will become an in-network provider to Horizon BCBSNJ members beginning July 1, 2014. Jeanes Hospital, which along with Fox Chase is affiliated with the Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, will also join the Horizon BCBSNJ hospital network on July 1, 2014.“Fox Chase is among the nation’s most trusted hospitals for cancer care, and Horizon is pleased to offer our members access to its exceptional services and top doctors for cancer medicine, treatment and research,” said Jim Albano, Vice President, Network Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Horizon BCBSNJ.Fox Chase has earned the prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are only 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Being treated at one of these centers offers the best chance for successful treatment.Jeanes Hospital is a regional health care provider, offering advanced services in open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, spine surgery and orthopedics, and laparoscopic weight-loss surgery. Jeanes Hospital is also a certified Primary Stroke Center.Under these agreements, Horizon BCBSNJ members can, beginning July 1, 2014, access Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center at an in-network level of benefits, maximizing their benefits and minimizing their out-of-pocket expenses. Previously, only members whose plans participate in the BlueCard® Program were eligible to access Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital.About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.