Archive for Tag: health insurance

Horizon’s payoff to the state should be dedicated to affordable health care, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths questioned why the $600 million going to the state in the Horizon bill (A5119) is not being used to lower costs for customers. “If Horizon is a nonprofit and has that much money leftover in the first place, premiums and rates should be...

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DePhillips introduces legislation requiring insurance coverage for mental health screenings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips recently introduced a bill (A376) that would require health insurance coverage for annual mental health screenings. “We all know someone who has suffered with mental illness. With suicide rates on the rise among teenagers, veterans, and seniors, we must do more to eliminate...

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Bill allows New Jerseyans to cross state lines to save on insurance coverage

TRENTON, N.J. – Insurance options for New Jersey consumers remain limited and costly.  Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce wants to allow residents to purchase policies from any other state in the country. “Trenton tells us to shop around for the right coverage, but the choices are few and far between and...

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