AmeriHealth New Jersey's Mike Munoz Named Healthcare Education Hero Finalist by NJBIZ

Cranbury, NJ - May 13, 2014 - Mike Munoz, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriHealth New Jersey, has been named a 2014 Healthcare Education Hero finalist by NJBIZ.

The Healthcare Heroes Awards program honors individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Munoz was recognized for his dedication to making consumer education a priority for AmeriHealth New Jersey in 2013.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Healthcare Hero finalist,” said Munoz. “As an insurance carrier solely focused on New Jersey, AmeriHealth New Jersey saw a need to educate individuals in our local communities statewide about all of the changes that were coming. The response we have seen to our outreach has been very positive.”

Along with the support of his team, Munoz spearheaded a grassroots campaign to educate NJ residents about the impacts of healthcare reform and to be a resource for individuals who have questions.

As a result licensed AmeriHealth New Jersey sales reps have traveled the roads of NJ from North to South in red, white, and blue AmeriHealth New Jersey -branded Mini Coopers. Through this community outreach effort launched last year, reps have been visiting chambers of commerce, qualified health centers, community events, seminars, and more. Armed with information on the new healthcare law, the reps served as a resource to NJ residents and had the ability to sign individuals up on the spot. As a result, AmeriHealth New Jersey has gained substantial market share in the individual market in NJ.

Healthcare Hero finalists will be honored, and the winner in each category will be announced, during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey.

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 provides 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