AmeriHealth Advantage plans provide new options for individuals and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Cranbury, NJ — December 3, 2015 — Residents and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties have another choice when shopping for health insurance this year. AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that its AmeriHealth Advantage plans are available for purchase both on and off the Individual and SHOP Marketplaces during the current Open Enrollment Period.

Earlier this year, AmeriHealth New Jersey collaborated with Meridian Health to offer the AmeriHealth Advantage plan to self-funded businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties. This latest offering is an expansion of that plan.

“The AmeriHealth Advantage plan is another example of how we are dedicated to providing a wide-range of competitively priced options to New Jersey residents,” said Mike Munoz, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We are excited to collaborate with Meridian Health in offering individuals and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties more affordable choices that provide access to high quality care.”
Created to be mindful of budgets and provide more choice, the AmeriHealth Advantage plan offers a tiered network option that has lower copays and out-of-pocket costs for members who utilize the Tier 1 network.

Meridian Health is the featured Tier 1 provider in the AmeriHealth Advantage network giving members access to Meridian’s five hospitals, hundreds of physicians and diverse health care services. Physicians that are part of Meridian Health Partners, Meridian’s clinically integrated network, will work together to improve the quality of care while controlling costs. With Meridian’s more than 100 convenient locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, members have access to high quality care, close to home.

Tier 2 provides members with access to AmeriHealth New Jersey’s broader Local Value Network across the entire state.

For the 2016 Open Enrollment period AmeriHealth New Jersey is offering “Advantage” Plans in seven counties, which covers a third of the state: Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The plans can be purchased through the Marketplaces, directly through, or through a broker.

For more information about AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit

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 one of the largest provider networks 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

About Meridian Health

A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In April, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to merge. In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network also signed a definitive agreement to merge. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit

Media Contact

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