Cranbury, NJ — October 28, 2021 — When open enrollment for individuals begins on Monday, November 1, New Jersey residents can choose from 15 different AmeriHealth New Jersey health plans for 2022. The plans consist of 14 HMOs and EPOs across the Bronze, Silver and Gold metallic tiers, as well as a catastrophic option.
“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. “We continue to provide comprehensive health insurance options along with personalized service for our members.”
For 2021 New Jersey transitioned to a state-based exchange, Get Covered New Jersey. All New Jersey residents are required to have health care coverage, and consumers who purchase or renew a health plan through Get Covered New Jersey may be eligible for a state-based subsidy, in addition to the existing federal subsidy.
For 2022, AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Silver AmeriHealth Advantage EPO $45/40% Advantage plan is the lowest cost Silver plan on the state-based exchange in 13 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. In addition, AmeriHealth New Jersey offers the lowest cost Bronze plans in 13 of the state’s 21 counties, on and off the exchange. “We’re committed to the New Jersey marketplace, striving to offer affordable options to our residents,” said Munoz. “With that goal in mind, we 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 cost-saving alternatives. There are 15 plans available off exchange, including two plans in the Select Suite that provide a ten percent savings compared to similar on-exchange plans. AmeriHealth New Jersey’s off exchange Select Suite of plans are some of the most affordable options 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, 2021, to ensure ID card delivery by January 1, 2022. All members (new and current) will receive ID cards.
Important dates to remember
November 1, 2021
Open enrollment begins for individuals not eligible for health care coverage through an employer or government program.
November 30, 2021
Individuals must enroll in an AmeriHealth New Jersey health plan by this date to ensure they receive their new member ID cards by January 1, 2022.
December 15, 2021
Individuals must enroll in an AmeriHealth New Jersey health plan by this date to ensure digital access to their 2022 ID cards by January 1, 2022.
December 31, 2021
The last day individuals can enroll for coverage starting January 1, 2022.
January 31, 2022
Open Enrollment ends. This is the final day individuals can enroll for coverage in 2022.
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.
“Over 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 include personalized URL links where members can view their plan information online and renew with the click of a button. We want to make the process as simple as possible.”
Open enrollment runs Monday, November 1, 2021, through Monday, January 31, 2022. For more information on health plans available from AmeriHealth New Jersey visit amerihealthnj.com/enroll.
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 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 administrative services to self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past ten years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.
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