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Lawmakers eye reforms to state health plan to blunt rate hikes

Posted On: Apr. 5, 2023 10:15 AM CST

New Jersey Senate Democrats have proposed reforms to state health plans for public workers that would decentralize plan administration after a year of mammoth rate increases spurred questions over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s administration of the system, the New Jersey Monitor reports. The bill would allow the State Health Benefits Plan and its schools counterpart, the School Employees Health Benefits Plan, to select more than one firm to administer state health benefits and require they pick at least two.