AmeriHealth NJ Provides Employers With New Option to Help Manage Health Care Costs

Cranbury, NJ - August 8, 2013 - AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced it will be offering small employers (2 - 50 employees), as well as large employers, access to MyAHNJ, the company’s new private exchange, at no additional cost.

“We want to help our customers simplify the complexities of health care and give them the tools they need to effectively manage rising costs,” said Mike Munoz, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We’re excited to offer a defined contribution option to New Jersey employers, and proud to be one of the first in the state to offer small employers access to this kind of option.”

AmeriHealth New Jersey worked with Liazon, operator of the industry-leading private benefits exchange for businesses across the U.S., to create MyAHNJ.

How MyAHNJ works for employers

Employers who opt for MyAHNJ will have the ability to provide their employees with a specified amount of money annually, versus paying for a percentage of annual premiums, which helps manage costs more effectively.

In addition, employers pre-select a “health plan package,” which minimizes the pressure to pick just one plan that will work for all of its employees. MyAHNJ offers six different health plan packages.

“We recognize that employers, especially small businesses, in New Jersey are looking for new ways to offer their employees valuable benefits at an affordable cost. MyAHNJ enables them to do just that,” said Munoz.

How MyAHNJ works for employees

During the open enrollment period, employees will be provided with a link to an online portal created specifically for their company. They will also be given a username and password that is unique to them.

The online portal is designed to help individuals select the health plan that most closely matches their needs. MyAHNJ walks each user through a questionnaire about health, wealth, and personality in order to recommend the right health plan for them and their families. Employees can compare health plans side-by-side, view plan costs by pay period, and even make choices based on scenario analyses of projected costs.

Once a health plan is selected, employees will use the money that has been allocated by their employer to purchase their health plan and ancillary benefits through the online portal.

“When you put the purchasing decision and power into the hands of those who are affected by it, you get better choices and better cost savings across the board,” said Ashok Subramanian, co-founder and CEO of Liazon.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit www.amerihealthnj.com.

*Based on analysis done through an independent source.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454
Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com