UPMC Health Plan Newest Mobile Application Now Available

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's new mobile phone application places your health information in the palm of your hand.

The new app – which is now available – allows commercial insurance members who download it to their smartphones to gain access to virtual member ID cards, a mobile Personal Health Record, and contact information for recently visited providers from a personalized list. Members will also have the ability to check the status of their claims, and to view flexible spending account balances.

"Our members will enjoy having access – right at their fingertips – to a tool that helps address their health insurance needs," said Kim A. Jacobs, Vice President Product & Consumer Innovation for UPMC Health Plan. "And members will have the added advantage of being able to take care of health matters when and where they want to – while waiting for a bus, for instance – with no need to be sitting in front of a computer."

The app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry 6+. Updates to the app will be released regularly and will include the features that are most requested from UPMC Health Plan members.

The app is also available to non-members who can use it to shop for individual insurance, search the UPMC Health Plan network for providers, or contact customer service.  However, only members can sign on to the MyHealth online account.

About UPMC Health Plan
UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, one of the nation's top-ranked health systems. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health – offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 1.8 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.