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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey “Insure-A-Thon” enters final weekend to help consumers seeking health insurance for January 1, 2015

 While time is running short to purchase health insurance coverage beginning January, 1, 2015, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is working long hours during its Insure-A-Thon to help you enroll by the deadline. In order to be covered on January 1, 2015 by a plan purchased through the Federal Marketplace, you must enroll by December 15, 2014."Through our mall locations, expanded phone operations and extended hours at the Horizon Connect Center in Moorestown, Horizon is bringing answers, understanding and convenience to consumers who are looking to purchase affordable health insurance for the first time, or who purchased a plan last year on the exchange from another carrier and are experiencing increasing costs or other issues," said Joseph Albano, Vice President of Consumer and Dental Markets for Horizon BCBSNJ.The Horizon Connect mall locations below will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12 midnight from Friday, December 12 through Monday December 15.
  • Woodbridge Center -- 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ.
  • The Outlet Collection / Jersey Gardens -- 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ.
  • Newport Center Mall -- 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City, NJ.
  • Willowbrook Mall -- 1400 Willowbrook Mall Rd. Wayne, NJ.
 The mall locations feature special promotions and activities during the Insure-A-Thon, and are staffed with additional agents, including bilingual agents, to assist consumers. At the Horizon Connect Center, located in the East Gate Square Shopping Center in Moorestown, individuals can walk in to get answers and understanding of all their health insurance needs. Horizon Connect will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday December 12 and Saturday, December 13, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday, December 14 and Monday, December 15.Refreshments and special promotions will also be offered to Horizon Connect visitors during the Insure-A-Thon.For more information about the Horizon Connect Center, or to schedule an appointment with a center agent, individuals should call 1-855-702-6663 or visit connect.HorizonBlue.com.Insure-A-Thon Phone Center:Individuals who want to purchase health insurance and determine if they qualify for financial assistance can call the Insure-A-Thon number of 1- 800-224-1234 to speak with Horizon BCBSNJ sales agents, including bilingual agents.Agents will be available during extended operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12 midnight from Friday, December 12 through Monday, December 15The deadline for consumers seeking coverage through the Federal Marketplace effective January 1 is December 15, 2014. For everyone else shopping for coverage during the open enrollment period, the deadline is February 15, 2015.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 service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, 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 www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.7 million members.