N.J.’s largest Hispanic commerce group teams up with Horizon for Waterside event

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The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey teamed up with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to host an event at North Bergen’s Waterside Restaurant to educate their members about the January 31 deadline for the Affordable Healthcare Act.

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“We’re the voice of the 80,000 Hispanic-owned businesses who call New Jersey home, that contribute $12 billion annually to the New Jersey economy,” Carlos Medina, the chairman of the SHCCNJ, told Hudson County View in the hallway of the packed venue.

SHCCNJ worked with their official healthcare provider, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, “to make sure that our members know about the deadline: know that there’s subsidies and also some penalties if they don’t enroll. So it’s really about educating people and making sure they tell a friend about the Affordable Healthcare Act,” Medina stated.

Founded in 1989, Medina said the SHCCNJ currently has 2,500 and that the organization focuses on building relationships and networking. Furthermore, SCCNJ is the largest chamber of commerce group in NJ.

Officials in attendance for the event included North Bergen Mayor/state Senator Nick Sacco (D-32), Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32) North Bergen Commissioner Julio Marenco and Police Chief Robert Dowd.