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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Offers a variety of zero to low premium Medicare Plans for 2016

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is offering a large selection of cost-saving Medicare plans during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) for the upcoming 2016 plan year.The offerings are anchored by Horizon BCBSNJ’s Patient-centered Medicare Advantage plan for Medicare-eligible consumers. The plans feature low out-of-pocket costs and more coordinated care when members use Horizon BCBSNJ’s network of patient-centered practices, the largest in New Jersey. Additionally, those Medicare-eligible individuals living in Essex, Hudson, Ocean, Salem, and Warren counties can take advantage of Horizon BCBSNJ’s $0 premium plan.Horizon BCBSNJ’s Medicare plans will continue to emphasize care coordination as one of the most effective ways to improve care quality and reduce health care costs. While receiving the benefits of patient-centered care, consumers purchasing the Medicare Advantage plan will have access to a number of clinical and wellness programs. Additionally, Medicare Advantage plans help members with complex health needs manage chronic conditions and acute-care episodes."We share our members' concern about access to affordable Medicare health plans, and we're pleased to offer a line of zero to low premium Medicare products with the same high quality benefits and services our members expect from us,” said Erhardt Preitauer, senior vice president, Government Programs, Horizon BCBSNJ. “This year, in particular, we’ve focused on developing products that are a good value and easy to use with benefits that help our members achieve their best health.”Horizon BCBSNJ is now enrolling Medicare-eligible New Jerseyans for the 2016 Medicare annual election period. The traditional Medicare Advantage and Part D enrollment season began on October 15 with the opening of the AEP and continues through December 7. The AEP period for individuals eligible for Medicare, including those 65 and older and those with certain disabilities, to buy or change their Medicare plans. Medicare-eligible individuals interested in learning about Horizon’s Medicare plans are encouraged to visit www.medicare.horizonblue.com.Horizon BCBSNJ is hosting a series of meetings on its Medicare plan options in Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Union and Warren counties throughout October, November, and December. The meetings are an opportunity for those who are Medicare eligible to learn more about their Medicare options. Additionally, existing members will have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage if they choose. To find a convenient meeting date and time, visit MeetHorizon.com. To schedule an appointment with a Horizon BCBSNJ agent, call 1-888-678-6814 .This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information.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 3.8 million members.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 and Blue Shield Association.The Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The Horizon® name and symbols are registered marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.© 2015 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Three Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105.