Insurance Information and Payment Options
Most major insurances accepted* – see specific insurance below. We also accept major credit cards and Medicare Assignment.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield – NJ
- Coventry-First Health Network
- Devon Health
- Emblem Health/Qualcare
- Empire BCBS
- Horizon Omnia
- St. Barnabas Qualcare
- United Health Care
- US Family Health Plan
Empire Contract Expiration
Please be advised that effective July 1, 2018 Hackensack Meridian Health and Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. and Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. will be ending their relationship. This change affects Hackensack Meridian Health’s physicians, partner companies and hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Raritan Bay Medical Center and its associated physicians, and Palisades Medical Center.
Please note, JFK Medical Center has a separate contract with Empire. JFK Medical Center is currently in the middle of their contract, and Hackensack Meridian Health will be honoring that commitment. As such, JFK Medical Center is not affected by this change.
Hackensack Meridian Health still participates with a variety of insurance plans. Patients seeking information on accepted Hackensack Meridian Health insurances can review this webpage.
Effective July 1, 2018, Empire members may continue to use Hackensack Meridian Health facilities under the required wind down period. The wind down period for all hospitals is 120-days ending October 27, 2018.
Empire patients with out-of-network benefits may opt to receive care at non-participating hospitals. However, use of Hackensack Meridian Health facilities may trigger additional patient financial responsibility. It is also important to note that Empire members who do not have out-of-network benefits will always have access to emergency treatment at a Hackensack Meridian Health hospital.
If you are an Empire member and have questions, please call the Empire Services telephone number listed on your member ID card.
*If your insurance is not listed, please call the office for more information.
For all billing related questions, please contact our billing office at 732-942-4455.