Name change to help UnitedHealthcare strengthen its care provider networks and enhance member service
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmeriChoice of Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia, is joining its Pittsburgh-based sister company, Unison Health Plan, under the name UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The combined plans serve more than 280,000 members in Pennsylvania.
The name change, effective Jan. 1, 2011, unifies AmeriChoice and Unison with other Medicaid health plans nationally 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 commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Heather Cianfrocco, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania. “The change to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan allows us to speak with one voice to our members, care providers, employers, stockholders 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 Cianfrocco. “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. A new UnitedHealthcare Community Plan web site, providing enhanced member and care provider portals for government-sponsored health care plans was launched earlier this year. The new site can be found at www.UHCCommunityPlan.com.
About UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania serves more than 280,000 Pennsylvania residents. Products offered include Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan. 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 3.2 million members in government-sponsored health care programs in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.UHCCommunityPlan.com for more information.
Alice Ferreira, 203-459-7775
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