BioNJ’s Members Only Health Benefits Plan

BioNJ Offers High-quality, Affordable Group Health Benefits to Member Companies and
Their Employees

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Managing and controlling employee health benefit plan costs is both complex and expensive. The life sciences and tech sector is a particularly underserved market in the health benefits arena. Most options that exist in the market today are bundled, imprecise and expensive. BioNJ, in partnership with Conner Strong & Buckelew and Members Health Plan NJ (MHPNJ), is bringing a cost-effective health benefit solution to the New Jersey life sciences ecosystem.

A few facts about the plan:

  • Employers must be a BioNJ Member organization to be eligible to participate.
  • The MHPNJ is a New Jersey self-insured member-owned MEWA (Multiple Employer Welfare Agreement).
  • The MHPNJ currently services more than 3,800 member companies in NJ from existing associations, currently covering more than 37,000 participants.
  • The MHPNJ offers participating employers more than 20 unique medical benefit design options, 6 prescription plan options and 4 dental plan options
  • Groups experience stable and consistent renewals — most recent renewals were given 0% increases and the average renewal increase in 2019 has been 5.9
  • BioNJ Members have a voice in decisions about the health plan — BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart sits on the Board of the health plan and can weigh in on plan decisions that affect beneficiaries
  • There is no need to change brokers. Our Team will work with your existing brokers and pay competitive commissions and bonuses.
  • COBRA/NJ Continuation Administration at no additional cost to the employer
  • Access to HRA/FSA/DCA administration at no monthly fee – This typically costs $5-8 per employee per month.
  • An employer online enrollment system to manage your group and your employees at no additional cost.
  • No limitation to the number of plans that an employer can offer – Offer your employees the choice of 1 or all 22 benefit plans– it’s up to you!
  • Employers can offer one or multiple Rx options to your employees.
  • Aetna is the health plan provider — offering our Members services typically only provided to large national accounts (at no additional cost), such as:
    • Aetna One Advocate (A1A) Program – Exclusive Concierge Member Service Program
    • Member Service Team dedicated only to our Health Plan
    • Member Portal
    • Mobile App
    • 24/7 Nurse Health Line
    • Telemedicine (Teladoc)

Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Plan.

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For information on the MHPNJ and BioNJ Membership, please contact Cheri Hennessy at