Partnering for Good Health
New Jersey YMCAs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Team Up to Offer Savings on Y Membership
TRENTON, NJ (Jan. 29, 2024) – The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance (the Alliance) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon) are once again collaborating to address community health by making YMCA memberships affordable for and accessible to Horizon’s members living in the Garden State.
The two organizations have a long history of working together on physical and mental health programs that improve the health and well-being of New Jerseyans, and now they are promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for Horizon members by providing discounts on Y membership.
“Physical activity is one of the best ways to improve mental health and overall well-being,” said Julie Gallanty, the newly appointed CEO of the Alliance. “We are proud to collaborate with Horizon to offer their New Jersey members savings on Y memberships. Together, we are better.”
Horizon members are eligible for a 15 percent discount on the cost of monthly Y memberships at nearly 50 participating Y branches across the state. Additionally, Horizon members who join the Y will not be charged an initiation fee. Horizon members that are eligible for HorizonbFitSM rewards may also receive more savings. The Y membership discount program is currently available through December 31, 2024, noted Uli Diaz, Horizon’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Community Affairs.
“We are excited to again join forces with the Alliance to make it easier and more affordable to engage in healthy lifestyle activities by joining their local Y,” Diaz said. “YMCAs have long been community hubs and trust partners for generations of New Jerseyans who have learned to swim, joined a team or improved their fitness at their local Y. By making a Y membership even more affordable, Horizon and participating YMCAs are reaffirming our shared commitment to empower people to achieve their best health.”
The Alliance leads a coalition of 30 independent YMCA associations throughout New Jersey, serving as an advocate to advance public policy, statewide initiatives, strategic partnerships, and service delivery that help improve community health and advance equity for families.
“We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” Gallanty said. “As a nonprofit charitable organization, we have a mission to ensure that everyone can access the Y, regardless of their income, background, age, or beliefs. Everyone is welcome at the Y.”
In addition to wellness centers with pools and gyms, YMCAs offer fitness classes, swim lessons, youth and sports recreation, child care programs, and summer camps. Many Ys also offer chronic disease prevention programs and social services programs to connect members to community support.
For more information about the discount program and a listing of the participating YMCAs, visit www.horizonblue.com/ymca.
Photo caption: Red Bank Family YMCA members enjoy time together in a water fitness class. The Red Bank Y is among nearly 50 in New Jersey where Horizon members can take advantage of savings to improve health and wellness.
Photo credit: Joshua Reed
About the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
The Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization leading a coalition of 30 independent YMCA associations. Through public policy, statewide initiatives, strategic partnerships, and service delivery, the Alliance fosters a greater ability for YMCAs, community partners and leaders across the state to impact families, improve community health and advance equity. Our collective voice strengthens local communities while promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more information, visit www.njymca.org.
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's leading health solutions company, and its affiliates provide 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 are improving healthcare quality, cost, and convenience. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving approximately 3.8 million members. HorizonbFitSM is a service mark of Horizon. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com.