(April 23, 2008) – HealthConnect has partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) to enable Horizon BCBSNJ’s Master Brokers to submit small group health and dental plans electronically through HealthConnect’s General Agent Portal, eliminating the need for duplicate entry.
This new enhancement features a link to "Horizon NJ Enrollment” accessible from the Client Profile screen on HealthConnect quoting platform, which seamlessly submits health and/or dental quotes directly to Horizon BCBSNJ’s Internet Group Enrollment (IGE) system and links the broker directly to Horizon BCBSNJ’s website to complete the group application. This feature allows a seamless submission of health and dental plans without having to re-enter the group census information or having to re-quote the plan, as previously required.
"This is a landmark implementation for HealthConnect," said J.P. Galaris, the Director of the Northeast Region for HealthConnect. "We have always created efficiency oriented products for our carrier clients. We have always created value for our general agency clients through our multi-carrier exchange. This is the first time that those two worlds are coming together. To implement this with a true market leader like Horizon BCBSNJ is a tribute to the forward thinking mentality of both organizations. The Pre-Enroll product will surely bring exceptional value to Horizon BCBSNJ and all of its Master Brokers."
“The pre-enrollment enhancement, which HealthConnect has done exclusively for Horizon BCBSNJ, enables us to complete our vision of delivering great value to our Master Brokers through technology,” said Michael Considine, Director of Commercial Sales for Horizon BCBSNJ. “Eliminating the need for double submission and manual reentry will save our brokers a significant amount of time that can now be used for growing their businesses. We could not have done it without the help of an extraordinary support team and a great partnership with HealthConnect.”
HealthConnect’s quoting platform enables health insurance brokers to produce real-time quotes through two quoting paths, and provides them with additional tools, such as saving batches of plans for easy quoting; creating and printing reports in multiple styles; combining, storing, faxing or emailing directly from the system; performing physician searches and network analysis; and easily adding forms and documents to their proposals.