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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to hold “Insure-A-Thon” to help consumers get health insurance

 If you need health insurance coverage beginning January, 1, 2015, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is helping you get covered with extended hours during an Insure-A-Thon starting this weekend and continuing through December 15. In order to be covered on January 1, 2015, you must enroll by December 15, 2014."With the deadline to purchase health insurance right in the middle of the busiest shopping time of the year, Horizon wanted to make the purchase of health insurance as easy and convenient as possible for consumers ," said Joseph Albano, Vice President of Consumer and Dental Markets for Horizon BCBSNJ.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. Normal operating hours for Horizon Connect are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Horizon Connect will be open for the following extended hours, beginning this weekend to kick-off the Horizon Insure-A-Thon:Saturday, December 6: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Sunday, December 7: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Friday, December 12: 9:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m.Saturday, December 13: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Sunday, December 14: 9:00 a.m. - 12 midnightMonday, December 15: 9:00 a.m. - 12 midnightRefreshments 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. Open enrollment ends December 7, 2014 for Medicare recipients. For everyone else, enrollment ends February 15, 2015.Insure-A-Thon 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 a Horizon BCBSNJ sales agent. Agents will be available during extended operating hours beginning December 7:Sunday, December 7 – Thursday, December 11: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Friday, December 12 – Monday, December 15: 8:00 a.m. – 12 midnightHorizon Connect mall locations:
  • 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 partitioned space where consumers can meet with Horizon BCBSNJ agents in a semi-private setting to ask questions about health coverage, review their eligibility for financial assistance, and receive help with selecting a policy, on-line through Horizon BCBSNJ’s sales portal or through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (Marketplace).Extended mall hours include:Sunday, December 7 – Thursday, December 11: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.Friday, December 12 – Saturday, December 13: 11:00 a.m. – 12 midnightSunday, December 14 – Monday, December 14: 10:00 a.m. – 12 midnightThe mall locations will feature special promotions and activities during the Insure-A-Thon, and will be staffed with additional agents, including bilingual agents, to assist consumers.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.