AmeriHealth Advantage expands into six Northern New Jersey counties with the addition of RWJBarnabas to Tier 1

Cranbury, NJ, October 16, 2017 — AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that RWJBarnabas Health will join tier 1 in AmeriHealth Advantage, expanding the plan’s reach to six additional counties in Northern New Jersey, effective January 1, 2018. AmeriHealth Advantage will be available for individual members and group customers based in the following counties statewide: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union County.

“Welcoming RWJBarnabas Health, one of the most comprehensive health systems in the state, is a significant enhancement to our network,” said Ken Kobylowski, senior vice president of provider contracting and network operations.  “This new partnership nearly doubles the county reach of AmeriHealth Advantage, which has consistently been our most popular offering.”

AmeriHealth Advantage members will now experience an enhanced benefit — lower co-pays and out-of-pocket costs — when they obtain services from RWJBarnabas Health’s Physician Enterprise and RWJBarnabas Health’s acute care hospitals.

“RWJBarnabas Health is pleased to join tier 1 in AmeriHealth Advantage, providing its members with increased opportunities to receive outstanding care at our leading medical centers and wide range of ancillary facilities,” stated John Doll, chief financial officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “Our 9,000 physicians and 33,000 employees are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and we look forward to offering the finest care to all AmeriHealth members.”

AmeriHealth New Jersey pioneered the use of tiered networks for consumers in the state in 2013 with its first hospital partner. Over the past five years the success of this model, which establishes a more collaborative relationship between a payer and a provider, has enabled the company to expand AmeriHealth Advantage from three to 13 counties as its list of tier 1 hospital partners continues to grow.

RWJBarnabas will also be tier 1 for AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Tier 1 Advantage plans, available in 20 out of 21 counties.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth New Jersey* is dedicated to enabling the people of New Jersey to improve their health and well-being while providing them access to affordable, quality care. Exclusively focused on the state of New Jersey, we offer one of the largest provider networks in the state, as well as access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. Our members also have access to our innovative Commit2Wellness programs. Whether you are an individual, a small- or mid-sized business, a municipality, self-funded group, or board of education, we can provide you with a health insurance plan that best meets your needs. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past five years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit

* AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals — Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer — with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns — and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety.


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AmeriHealth New Jersey
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