Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) began serving the insurance needs of New Jersey residents in 1932. The insurer is committed to working with hospitals and physicians to improve the quality of health care, enhance the patient experience and also lower the total cost of care for its members. Horizon BCBSNJ has a membership of more than 3.7 million across the state of New Jersey.
The community initiatives of Horizon BCBSNJ are handled through The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. In 2015, made 128 grants for a total of $5.2 million to organizations and programs throughout the state that have a mission of making New Jersey residents healthier. The signature initiatives of The Foundation are Breathe Easier with Asthma Management (BEAM), a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, as well as Healthy U, a program designed to prevent childhood obesity ran in partnership with the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance.
Horizon BCBSNJ sees value in sharing its message of Healthier Together by having face-to-face time with members of the New Jersey community. In 2015, the insurer participated in 134 events, which led to 63,670 unique interactions with individuals across the state.