Name change to help UnitedHealthcare strengthen its care provider networks and enhance member service
HOCKESSIN, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unison Health Plan of Delaware, Inc., serving more than 53,000 Medicaid health plan members in the state, has changed its brand name to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan™.
The brand name change, effective Mar. 1, connects Unison with other Medicaid health plans under the UnitedHealthcare banner. By aligning its health benefit companies under a common brand, UnitedHealthcare will continue to strengthen its care provider networks and improve service to its members.
“We are building on the UnitedHealthcare brand and its recognition in the marketplace to make health care simpler and more effective for all those we serve, especially our members, care providers and the state of Delaware,” said Don Langer, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Delaware. “The change to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan enables us to speak with one voice to our members, care providers, employers and other constituents.”
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has notified members of the change and has sent new identification cards by mail. The change will not affect current relationships with the network of physicians and other health care providers who participate in the health plan.
“Members and care providers can count on us to provide access to the same high-quality services in 2011 and beyond,” added Langer. “We will continue our tradition of developing innovative health care solutions while providing the compassionate care our members deserve.”
Members may contact the health plan by using the number on their ID card or by calling 1-877-877-8159. A new UnitedHealthcare Community Plan website providing enhanced member and care provider portals for government-sponsored health care plans is available. Delaware members may visit the new site at www.uhccommunityplan.com.
About UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan™ in Delaware serves more than 53,000 Medicaid and Delaware Healthy Children Program members in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. The company is part of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, the public sector health care business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. UnitedHealthcare Community & State serves more than 3.3 million members in government-sponsored health care programs in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.uhccommunityplan.com for more information.
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