Horizon, better known as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and has been providing healthcare services since 1932. It is New Jersey’s largest and oldest health insurer serving 3.7 million people.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) sells health care plans to individuals and families. The company has one of the biggest provider networks in the state with thousands of participating physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies.
The history of the company traces back to the 1930s when the First Hospital Service Plan (Associated Hospitals of Essex County) was developed. The Plan spread across the state, and by 1960, legislation was passed allowing the purchase of basic health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The first HMO was added in 1973.
The National Association of Female Executives listed Horizon as one of the “Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women.” Insure.com referred to Horizon as, “the best health insurance company in the country for customer satisfaction.” The Horizon Cares program has generated about 34,000 volunteer hours from employees who donate their time and energy to various causes in New Jersey communities.
Like many insurance companies, Horizon’s product offerings include EPO plans.
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