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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s “Blue to You” Van Delivering Service on Wheels in Ocean County
Ocean County residents are now getting person to person interaction with Horizon BCBSNJ staff, help finding a local network physician, gaining access to locally-based senior services, checking out health and wellness seminars and
much more – all in one convenient place – the mobile Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey “Blue to You” van.
The van began traveling throughout Ocean County this spring to libraries, festivals, fairs, sporting events and other local hotspots. The new, multi-purpose vehicle is equipped with touchscreen TVs, iPads and other technology linked directly to company, health and community information. The wheelchair accessible vehicle is also
staffed by specially trained advisors to bring the company directly into New Jersey’s communities.
“As a New Jersey company established nearly 80 years ago, Horizon is closely connected to the communities we serve,” said Joseph Albano, Vice President of Consumer and Senior Markets at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
“This van will strengthen this connection and more holistically meet people’s needs by going to them…right in their home town,” he said.
The “Blue to You” van will be traveling to the following Ocean County locations during May and June:
June 1 - Ocean County Library - Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, 9:00am – 11:00 am
June 4 - Waretown Library, Route 9 at Wells Mills Road, Waretown, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
June 5 - Lakewood BlueClaws, First Energy Stadium, Lakewood, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
June 7 - Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 11 - Tuckerton Library, 380 Bay Avenue, Tuckerton, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 12 - Lakewood BlueClaws, First Energy Stadium, Lakewood, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
June 13 - Long Beach Island Library, 217S. Central Avenue, Surf City, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
June 15 - Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
June 20 - Long Beach Island Library, 217S. Central Avenue, Surf City, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
June 25 - Lacey Library, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
June 26 - Ocean County Library – Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 26 - Lakewood BlueClaws, First Energy Stadium, Lakewood, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
In addition to these locations, the “Blue to You” van will be visiting various retirement communities in Ocean County during the month, including Crestwood Village 1, 2 and 5, Atlantic Hill, Fawn Lakes, Lions Head, Westlake Golf and
Country Club, Gardens of Pleasant Plains, and Holiday City South. For more information on these and other Blue to You events, contact a Horizon Blue to You Advisor at
1-800-365-2223, prompt 5, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
“We hope that our members and the public view the van as a community resource and mainstay where they can connect to important and valuable services and find someone who can steer them through the complexities of health insurance coverage,” Albano said.
Horizon BCBSNJ continues to implement new programs and initiatives to connect with its members. The company recently announced plans to open a walk-in retail center in the South Jersey community of Moorestown this summer, and launched a new outreach effort to better serve New Jersey's Hispanic population. This initiative -- Tu Seguro Azul -- features a bilingual website, hotline and service
team for Spanish-speaking members with Individual and Small Group policies. For more information, visit www.HorizonAzul.com.
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and
services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving more than 3.6 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com
More About Manchester Branch-Ocean County Library
The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library system is located near the township's municipal building and is easily accessible from both Routes 37 and 70. County residents can apply for a library card giving them access to books, DVDs, CDs and other media. Numerous librarians are available to assist in tracking down materials in the county-wide database. Card holders can reserve and use computers, including one with scanning and more advanced software capabilities. The library also regularly holds special events, such as movie screenings and seminars, such as teaching the basics of word processing.