NEW YORK and NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pager and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), the oldest and largest health insurer in New Jersey with more than 3.8 million members, today announced a strategic agreement to engage Horizon BCBSNJ members and navigate through their healthcare journey, beginning with an initial phase among selected members later in 2017.
This is a milestone collaboration for both Pager and Horizon BCBSNJ. For Horizon BCBSNJ, it marks a critical investment in its digital strategy and a commitment to a consumer-centric member experience. For Pager, it illustrates the company's ability to provide an effective care navigation and coordination solution for major health plans and health systems.
Pager provides Horizon BCBSNJ members with a mobile-based single entry point into what for many find to be a fragmented and confusing healthcare system. Through an AI-powered and intuitive messaging interface, Pager guides members to the most convenient and cost-effective point of care and immediately and seamlessly connects them with providers through video consults or scheduled appointments with primary care doctors.
"We are extremely proud and excited to be working with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey," said Co-Founder and President of Pager Gaspard de Dreuzy. "Horizon is on the forefront of payers investing in superior member experience and it is leading the transformation of healthcare in New Jersey through the OMNIA Alliance. Pager will be focused on helping drive this vision, ultimately increasing member satisfaction while lowering the costs of care."
Pager and Horizon BCBSNJ share a mission to bring convenient, affordable, quality healthcare options to patients. The collaboration will launch with a selected population in the coming months and will be progressively extended to more members.
Pager is a mobile-first, AI-powered solution that is changing how people connect with and navigate healthcare. Headquartered in New York City, Pager was founded by a group of experienced tech entrepreneurs and healthcare executives, and is backed by leading venture investors. For more information, visit https://pager.com/.
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.