Your plan for making 2022 healthier
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When you get the most of our your Horizon benefits, you can take better control of your health. Here’s how.
Take charge of your health. A new year brings a new resolve for personal empowerment.
And one of the best ways to take control is to make a plan for 2022 – particularly around your health insurance. Because when you know what benefits your health plan offers, you’re more likely to get the kind of convenient, affordable care that’s important to you.
Whether you’re new to Horizon or a longtime member, here are five ways you can get the most out of your Horizon health plan and get a jump on the year ahead.
These past two years have made it clear that managing your health should be as simple as possible. And it can be with the Horizon Blue app. From the palm of your hand and the safety of your home, you’re connected 24/7 to your health insurance plan.
You can find an in-network doctor, specialist, hospital, lab or urgent care center as well as the medical, hospital, dental, lab or vision services your plan covers. You can also access your ID cards, check claims and explanations of benefits (EOB) and consult a doctor through telemedicine services. To download the app, simply text “GetApp” to 422-272 or search for “HorizonBlue” in the Apple or Google* app stores.**
Pick a primary care doctor
Everyone could use a healthcare champion, and that role can be filled by a primary care provider, or PCP. You can see a PCP for annual wellness check-ups, care for everyday illnesses, or help with managing chronic conditions. In some health plans, such as the Horizon HMO plans, a PCP must refer you to see a specialist. If you’re looking for a PCP for the first time or want to make a change, use our Doctor & Hospital Finder tool to locate one in your community.
And once you have a PCP, make sure to consider scheduling your annual preventive exams.
Listen to your body AND your mind
The new year hasn’t ended the lingering pandemic and other anxieties that put stress on both our physical and mental health. Horizon has created new resources to help members take care of themselves holistically, in mind and body, including Horizon Behavioral HealthSM (a service mark of BCBSNJ) where a full range of behavioral health services can be found in one place and just a click away.
Understand your coverage
Your Horizon BCBSNJ health plan may offer some unexpected benefits, especially now. COVID-19 testing for medical reasons and vaccines are covered at no cost to members. Knowing which medical services are covered by your health plan can help ensure you receive the best care while avoiding added costs or unnecessary stress.
Find affordable ways to stay healthy and safe
Saving money is an idea that everyone can rally around. With our Blue365®***discount program , members receive deals on cookbooks, fitness clothing, child safety products, eye glasses and much more. New discounts are offered every week.
For the moms-to-be among our members, life can be extra stressful these days. To help ease the anxiety, we offer Precious Additions®**** a maternity program dedicated to helping parents learn how they can care for their babies and themselves throughout pregnancy.
Members can also rest assured that they’re protected from today’s rising number of scams with a comprehensive identity protection service. With Experian IdentityWorks***** and Experian Identity Restoration, you can enroll in an additional layer of protection that monitors for new credit accounts opened in your name and offers help from trained professionals should a problem occur and your identity needs repair.
It's your health. Understand it at a deeper level.
Keeping track of all of your health information is critical to making the right health care decisions for you and your family. Here’s how we can help:
- My Health Manager, powered by WebMD®******, gives you access to your personal health record, automatically updated with diagnoses, medicines and lab results from health care professionals. Plus, you can self-report additional information to create a comprehensive record.
- You can also take an online Health Assessment, which identifies your health risks, generates a personal health score and offers recommendations to help you reach your health goals. This easy, interactive tool can match you with the right Horizon BCBSNJ resources for your health; needs, including stress, nutrition, weight management and emotional health tools.
For any unexpected health challenges in 2022, we’re with you. Make sure to confirm that your specific plan makes you eligible to take advantage of any of these programs. For more details and to learn about additional offerings, log in to the Members section of our online portal.
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** There is no charge to download the Horizon Blue app, but Message and Data Rates may apply (from your wireless provider). Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey SMS/Texting Terms and Conditions
*** Blue365®is a registered trademark of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
**** Precious Additions® is a registered trademark of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
***** Experian provides identity protection services to Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. Experian is independent from and not affiliated with Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey or the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
****** WebMD® is a registered trademark of WebMD, LLC. WebMD, LLC is independent from and not affiliated with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey or the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.