Horizon to work overtime to help customers sign up for health coverage

Medical and health insurance claim form with stethoscope on clipboard

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced it is boosting its efforts to help customers sign up for insurance coverage.

The enrollment deadline for 2019 is Saturday, and Horizon said it plans to help by extending its operating hours at its call center, retail, mall and “Blue to you” van locations.

“Consumers who have yet to enroll in a health plan for 2019 will be able to contact a phone agent or visit mall or retail outlets around New Jersey, right up until the final hours and minutes of the open enrollment period,” Michael J. Considine, Horizon BCBSNJ vice president of consumer, small group and mid-size markets, said. “It will be easier and more convenient than ever for consumers to receive help from Horizon with finding a quality plan that fits their needs.”

New Jersey’s individual mandate takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, which Horizon said has created more stability and affordability to New Jersey’s individual market.