Name change to help UnitedHealthcare strengthen its care provider networks and enhance member service
COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unison Health Plan of Ohio, serving more than 119,000 health plan members, has changed its brand name to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan™.
The brand name change, effective April 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.
“The change to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan enables us to speak with one voice to our members, care providers, employers and other constituents in Ohio,” said Jeff Corzine, executive director, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio. “This is one element of our focus on quality care and providing convenient access to the services our members need.”
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has notified members of the change and has sent new identification cards by mail. Current ID cards will be accepted until the new cards arrive in the 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 Corzine. “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, which is 1-800-895-2017. A new UnitedHealthcare Community Plan website providing enhanced member and care provider portals for government-sponsored health care plans is available for Ohio members. The new site can be found at www.UHCCommunityPlan.com.
About UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio provides services to Ohio Medicaid members in two programs: Covered Families and Children (CFC) and Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD). The CFC program includes the Ohio Healthy Families Medicaid program (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) and Ohio’s Healthy Start program (Children’s Health Insurance Program). Services to the ABD population are part of a statewide managed care program. 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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