‘Horizon Connect’ opens inside Sanitas Medical Center in Union City

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Looking to increase health insurance enrollment in North Hudson, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield opened their retail center inside the Sanitas Medical Center in Union City earlier this week. 

Photo courtesy of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Hispanic New Jerseyans are still more likely to lack health coverage than any other group. Horizon is focused on eliminating the barriers that contribute to that and prevent people from achieving their best health,” Horizon Vice President of Consumer, Small Group and Mid-Sized Markets Michael J. Considine said in a statement.

“Since opening our first Sanitas Medical Center last year, thousands of residents have
been helped and are able to get care in their community and from people who understand their needs. By adding a full-service Horizon Connect Retail Center to the Union City location, we’re now expanding the services to include face-to-face assistance, in Spanish and English, to help people obtain,understand, and use their health insurance.”

Horizon Connect at Sanitas Union City is located at 3196 John F Kennedy Blvd. The retail center, which is steps away from the inside entrance to the Sanitas Medical Center, operates from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will offer extended and Saturday hours for the individual open enrollment period.

“The opening of the new Horizon Connect Retail Center in the Union City Sanitas Medical Center deepens the strategic relationship between our organizations and advances our collective ability to serve the local community,” added Sanitas Chief Executive Officer Dr. Fernando Fonseca.

“Integrating services across the health insurance and care delivery processes allows us to simplify and improve the member/patient experience and to improve the health of the patients.”