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File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 896, Prime Therapeutics, LLC Transition Date Moved to July 1, 2013
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 897, ValueOptions Awarded Behavioral Health Services Management Contract Effective 2014
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 898, Summit Medical Group, Horizon BCBSNJ Announce Innovative Initiative to Deliver Better Care at Lower Costs
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 899, Horizon BCBSNJ Leads the Way in Innovative Payment Models in New Jersey
File CDH Preventative Drug List
File : Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 900, Nationwide Dental Network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Customers.
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 901, Horizon BCBSNJ selects DeCare Dental for dental administration
File HMO to EPO Migration - Powerpoint Presentation
HMO to EPO Migration - Webinar
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 904: How small employer health care exchanges impact you and the insurance industry
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 905: Horizon BCBSNJ introduces new Horizon Advantage EPO plans to the small employer market
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 906: Affordable Care Act imposes Insurer Fee on premiums
Product Changes for May 2013 Renewals
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 908: Affordable Care Act requires Reinsurance Assessment fee
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 909: Information about creating and distributing the SBC for the individual market
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 910: Resolving Social Security Number Discrepancies
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 912: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Launches New Fitness Reimbursement Program
2013 Special Broker Incentive Program Extended
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 911: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Unveils New Pharmacy Benefits Guide
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 915: 2013 Special Broker Incentive Program Extended
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 913: Debit Card Regulation
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 914: New Horizon Blue App provides quick access to health plan information
File Walsh Benefits: Revised NJ Small Group BOR Template - Effective Immediately
Recent BCBS Changes
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 918: Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Credit Rating to “A”
Spring/Summer 2013 News
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 919: A better pharmacy benefit experience
Horizon BCBSNJ ACA Webinar Series -- Join us for Health Care Reform: 201
File Health Care Reform 101
File FAQs on the Affordable Care Act
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 921: New rules issued for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 922: The new Horizon Pharmacy program is just around the corner
File Special issue of Broker News dedicated to health care reform
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes 925: Horizon BCBSNJ to issue federal rebates to certain groups for 2012
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes 924: Horizon BCBSNJ and Hunterdon Healthcare launch Patient-Centered ACO
File Walsh Benefits: Revised BCBSNJ Small Group BOR Template - Effective Immediately!
Attached is (the BCBSNJ) revised 2013 BOR template for New Jersey Small Groups. Please notify your staff of this change and use this for your small group BORs, effective immediately. BCBS is auditing every BOR, therefore, it is imperative that you discard any previous templates and use this template ONLY.
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes No. 926: 2012 results show positive outcomes in our patient-centered practices
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 930: Federally Facilitated Marketplace Agent/Broker Training
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 929: Horizon BCBSNJ and Jersey City Medical Center to develop patient-centered initiative
HCR 401: New Law — New Portfolio for Small Employers - Webinar Series
File Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA requires all health insurance plans to meet new requirements. Because of these requirements, your clients’ insurance plans cannot be renewed on their anniversary date in 2014. However, new plan options will be available for you to review with your clients on or about October 1, 2013. Upcoming changes: For new business with January 1, 2014 effective dates and after, we will only offer select health insurance plans. Existing clients with anniversary dates of January 1, 2014 and after may choose a new health product from our select portfolio of health insurance plans. What to expect: The attached letter is currently being mailed to all of our Small Employer Groups. Then, within 90 days and 60 days of their anniversary dates, Horizon BCBSNJ will notify your impacted small employer clients about the non-renewal of their Horizon BCBSNJ health insurance plans. We will forward you copies of those letters once they are finalized. Our communication will contain recommended product(s) that most closely match your clients’ existing plans to help them make a decision. Or, they may choose other product(s) from our small employer portfolio of select products. We are encouraging your clients to contact you well before their anniversary dates to talk about their health insurance options. NEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: If your clients want to purchase the plans we recommend for them, please systemically convert those groups at least 15 days before their anniversary dates to ensure their smooth transition to their new plans. The 15-day policy will be enforced for 2014.
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 932: Horizon BCBSNJ offers tools to improve members¹ experiences
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 936: Important Changes to Individual and Small Group Coverage and Purchasing Options
File Brief Notes Update - HRA System Migration
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 937: Out-of-Network Reimbursement Structure Changes
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 938: Horizon Pharmacy program for Medicare Advantage
“Horizon BCBSNJ Broker Portal Training” - Webinar
File Walsh Benefits: IFP access thru BCBS portal
If you have not done so already, please complete the attached BCBS Internet Form for IFP (INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY PLANS) access to utilize Horizon’s IHC broker portal going forward. (Note: The IFP account will be completely separate from ESAT and will require a different user id/password to be created). Please fax to (732) 936-9109 for processing. Note: You will receive an email directly from BCBS indicating your login and prompting you to create a new password. Please keep record of your information to access the system.
New 2014 Conversion Deadline
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 943: Health Care Reform Tool Kits Available
File Horizon BCBSNJ - Special issue of Broker News dedicated to health care reform - October
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 945: New Horizon Patient-Centered Advantage EPO Plan Available
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 944: Horizon BCBSNJ launches in-state immunization network
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 949: Horizon BCBSNJ releases State of New Jersey refunds for 2012
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 946: Horizon BCBSNJ Rebrands its Life and Disability Business Under New Company Name
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 951: FSA Use-It or Lose-It Rule Change
Walsh: EMAIL BLAST: Broker Portal Training Webex Sessions
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V.22, No. 959: Patient-Centered Pediatric Program Launch
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 955: Horizon BCBSNJ Decides Not to Renew 2013 Policies after December 31, 2013
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 954: Laptop Thefts
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 958: Horizon BCBSNJ Introduces New Horizon Vision Products to the 51+ employer market
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V. 22, No. 957: Individual Policyholders Must Choose New ACA-compliant Plans in 2014
File Horizon BCBSNJ Brief Notes V.22, No. 960: Accessing health plan benefits and health information online through Member Online Services
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