Horizon COVID-19 Update: Waiving Rules to Speed Hospital Admissions

See below from Horizon To help speed treatment for members requiring hospitalization and support hospitals working under incredible stress, Horizon BCBSNJ is waiving administrative requirements including pre-authorization and pre-certification for inpatient care at acute facilities. The heroes of this pandemic are the health care professionals working tirelessly to combat the spread of coronavirus and deliver… Read More

Horizon Update: effective 4/1 credit card payments will be accepted by phone

Horizon has just advised that groups will be able to make a credit card payment by phone. Here’s how: Call Horizon Customer Service at 1-800-225-1955 Provide the exact group name and number to complete the transaction Please note below: AMEX will not be accepted Small Groups will not be charged a Credit Card Fee

Oscar COVID-19 Broker Resources

See below from Oscar We understand that brokers are often the first call clients make when they have questions about their health and health coverage. We want to share some helpful information and tips to help you support your clients and keep your business going during this unprecedented time.  What Oscar is doing for our… Read More

Guardian COVID-19 Renewal Approach

See below from Guardian At Guardian, our customers are our top priority. We continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID‐19) pandemic and are sharing information to help support your Guardian benefit programs.  We have discussed rate renewals during the current business disruption period with many customers, and we’re pleased to announce our plan renewal approach in… Read More

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Update – Telemedicine

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Update: Expanding Telemedicine Coverage to Include Telephone Visits Horizon BCBS has just announced it is relaxing telemedicine rules to allow telephone visits with providers. Effective immediately and through June 30, 2020, unless extended: Relaxing telemedicine rules to allow members to receive covered services by video & telephone. Waiving member cost-sharing for covered… Read More

Cigna Enhances COVID-19 Coverage to Include Treatment

See Below Announcement From Cigna Cigna waiving customer cost-sharing and co-payments for COVID-19 treatment As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make a deeper impact across the United States, Cigna is taking another step forward to deliver access to simple, affordable and predictable health care. Effective immediately, Cigna will waive customer cost-sharing and co-payments for COVID-19-related… Read More

HealthPass / UnitedHealthcare/Oxford – Special Open Enrollment

See below from HealthPass HealthPass / UnitedHealthcare/Oxford Special Open Enrollment Period To assist members in accessing care during the COVID-19 pandemic, UnitedHealthcare/Oxford is providing members with a Special Open Enrollment Opportunity effective immediately through April 6, 2020. This opportunity is limited to eligible employees who previously did not elect coverage. Dependents, such as spouses and… Read More

Emblem, Advantage Care Physicians and COVID-19

Advantage Care Physicians is a group of 39 multi-specialty practices owned by Emblem Health.  They are a great resource for Emblem members who do not have an ongoing relationship with a Primary Care Physician or who are seeking alternative treatment resources. Advantage Care Physicians Flyer Please see the below updates regarding our Advantage Care Physician… Read More