Horizon Brief Notes: COVID-19 Resource Guide Update as of June 21,2022

See below for important Horizon COVID-19 updates to note along with the full Brief Notes. 

Important Updates to Note:

  • The actively at work waiver expired April 30, 2022 for small employers. All furloughed employees can no longer remain on active medical, dental or vision policies and must be terminated (For large employers, this was effective July 1, 2021).
  • If any employee is permanently terminated, they may be able to continue their coverage through COBRA, New Jersey Group Continuation or enroll in an individual policy through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if they lose coverage due to termination of employment or reduction in hours.
  • If an employee was laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and comes back to work, any applicable waiting period must now be satisfied.

Horizon Brief Notes
Applies to: All markets

COVID-19 Resource Guide Update as of June 21, 2022

As you know, Horizon has worked to address coverage matters and adjust business practices to help our members and customers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Many of the accommodations we made are described in the COVID-19 Resource Guide. Recent key updates include the reinstatement of actively at work and waiting period requirements.

Information in the COVID-19 Resource Guide is subject to change.

We are grateful for the trust our customers place in us. For 90 years, we’ve been here when our members and communities have needed us most. Rest assured, we will continue to provide the coverage and services our members count on.