Cranbury, NJ, October 29, 2020 — When open enrollment for individuals begins on Sunday, November 1, New Jersey residents can choose from 16 different AmeriHealth New Jersey health plans for 2021. The plans consist of HMOs and EPOs across the bronze, silver and gold metallic tiers.
“We have been consistently offering individual health plans for New Jersey residents since the federally facilitated marketplace first opened,” said AmeriHealth New Jersey Market President Mike Munoz. “How health insurance is purchased may be different this year, but what hasn’t changed is the comprehensive options we offer and the personalized commitment to service we provide our members.”
For 2021 New Jersey is transitioning to a state-based exchange, Get Covered New Jersey. In New Jersey all residents are required to have health care coverage, and this year consumers who purchase or renew a health plan through Get Covered New Jersey may be eligible for a new state-based subsidy, in addition to the existing federal subsidy.
“We are proud to be the number one plan¹ on the New Jersey Health Insurance Marketplace,” said Munoz. “As we transition to the state-based exchange, we will continue to provide a wide range of plans that offer comprehensive coverage at rates that ensure a sustainable market in New Jersey.”
Off exchange plans offer affordable alternatives
New Jersey residents also have the option of purchasing a health plan off exchange directly from AmeriHealth New Jersey, which offers some cost-saving alternatives. There are 16 plans available off exchange, including three plans in the Select Suite that provide a 10 percent savings compared to similar on-exchange plans. AmeriHealth New Jersey’s off exchange Select Suite plans are the most affordable option in the Silver tier. Off-exchange health plans are not subsidy eligible.
Regardless of whether health care coverage is purchased on or off exchange, individuals are encouraged to make health plan selections by November 30, 2020 to ensure ID card delivery by January 1, 2021.
Important dates to remember
- November 30, 2020: The recommended date for individuals to enroll in an AmeriHealth New Jersey health plan to ensure their January invoice reflects their new plan and that they receive their 2021 ID cards by January 1, 2021.
- December 15, 2020: The recommended date for individuals to enroll in an AmeriHealth New Jersey health plan to ensure digital access to their 2021 ID cards by January 1, 2021.
- December 31, 2020: The last day individuals can enroll for coverage starting January 1, 2021.
- January 31, 2021: The last day individuals can enroll for coverage starting February 1, 2021.
AmeriHealth New Jersey licensed sales agents are available by phone and can be reached at 1-888-879-5331. They can help individuals determine what plan is best for them, as well as submit an application on their behalf over the phone.
Consumers can also visit — amerihealthnj.com/enroll — to find the coverage that is right for them. The website includes a subsidy estimator that allows consumers to quickly determine if they qualify for financial assistance. Individuals who qualify will see a pop-up link to Get Covered New Jersey where they can shop subsidy-eligible plans.
For renewing members
Individuals renewing their existing AmeriHealth New Jersey health plans, and who have signed up to receive secure text messages, can do so with a simple click.
“Nearly 75 percent of our consumer members are digitally engaged, and we are providing those members the option to renew their health plan via text message,” said Munoz.
“In addition, our renewal letters will include personalized URL links where members can view their renewal online and renew with the click of a button if they are satisfied with their recommended coverage. We want to make the process as simple as possible.”
Open enrollment runs Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Sunday, January 31, 2021. For more information on health plans available from AmeriHealth New Jersey visit amerihealthnj.com/enroll.
¹Enrollment data based on the 2Q2020 New Jersey Individual Health Coverage Program Marketplace Carrier Enrollment Report.
About AmeriHealth New Jersey
For more than 25 years AmeriHealth New Jersey* has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. Our members are at the center of everything we do. Since the onset of the Affordable Care Act, we have been committed to offering health plans on the Individual Marketplace, which has expanded access to coverage for New Jersey residents. The company also participates in New Jersey’s state-based exchange that was established in 2020. We are exclusively focused on New Jersey with plans designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, small- and mid-sized businesses, municipalities and boards of education across the state. We also provide access to administrative services for self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past nine years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.
*AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.
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