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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to offer nine products on federal exchange for 2015, including lower premium cost “patient-centered” plan

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that it is offering four new products and a total of nine products for 2015 on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Among the new plans, Horizon BCBSNJ will offer an innovative patient-centered plan. The new patient-centered plan offers lower premiums and out of pocket costs for individuals who obtain services from one of more than 3,700 doctors in the state’s largest network of patient-centered practices focused on more coordinated care.“As the leader in New Jersey’s Individual Market, Horizon is offering a number of quality health plans options to meet every need and budget,” said Christopher M. Lepre, Senior Vice President, Market Business Units, Horizon BCBSNJ. “Over the next 90 days, Horizon will be active in communities across the state, highlighting our innovative, affordable products, our largest hospital and doctor networks in the state, and also how we provide answers and understanding so individuals may fully benefit from the coverage they choose.”The 2015 open enrollment period for the individual market runs from November 15 through February 15, 2015. Horizon BCBSNJ will offer 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze products, along with the Horizon BCBSNJ Essentials plan, a low- premium catastrophic plan.Horizon BCBSNJ’s new 2015 plans offer more affordable options and value-added services for individuals. All Horizon BCBSNJ products are Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans.Consumers will have the option to select between two plan types:
  • Horizon Advantage plans provide consumers with access to the largest hospital and doctor networks in the state.
  • Horizon Advance plans offer consumers lower premiums with the state’s largest network of hospitals, but a subset of Horizon BCBSNJ’s primary care physician and specialist networks. Consumers can also recognize savings when using tier 1 hospitals.
Consumers with questions about Horizon BCBSNJ’s products can contact a customer services representative at 800-224-1234, visit HorizonBlue.com, or call their broker.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.