Press Release

For Immediate Release
Nov 21, 2014
Contact : Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center  
1-800-318-2596
trestucci@meridianhealth.com

Meridian Expands Marketplace Offerings

Oscar recently added as another Tier One provider  

Neptune, NJ - This year, the Federal Marketplace open enrollment began on November 15, 2014 and will end on February 15, 2015. Meridian is a participating provider with Health Republic of New Jersey and is a Tier One provider with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and AmeriHealth. In addition, Meridian is pleased to announce that we are now participating with Oscar as a Tier One provider, a recently established health insurance company. Tier One products offer members the lowest cost alternative to health care.  

Oscar recently partnered with QualCare to give members access to QualCare’s top quality HMO network; they are now offering health plans to New Jersey residents in nine counties, including Monmouth and Ocean counties, both on and off the New Jersey Health Insurance Exchange.

“We welcome Oscar to the plans that we accept on the Marketplace,” says Terry Manna, vice president of Managed Care at Meridian Health.  “It’s important for us to provide patients with more choices to access the health care services throughout Meridian.”

Visit HealthCare.gov to get answers to your questions and sign up for e-mail updates about the Marketplace. You can also call the Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. When Open Enrollment starts, you can go to the Marketplace and compare all your options, apply for health coverage, and enroll in a plan.

Meridian Health is comprised of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is 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 September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent 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 five 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 www.MeridianHealth.com.