UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in 34 New York Counties

Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:30am EDT

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in 34 New York Counties

  • People in UnitedHealthcare’s service area who qualify for New York State Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus plans may choose to enroll in UnitedHealthcare to access the plan’s physician and hospital network, health and wellness programs
  • Eight New York counties recently added to UnitedHealthcare’s service area

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has expanded its service area to include eight additional New York State counties where it offers the New York State Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus plans.

The eight additional counties are: Albany, Chautauqua, Chemung, Columbia, Essex, Genesee, Niagara and St. Lawrence. UnitedHealthcare’s New York State Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus plans are now available in New York City, on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley and throughout Central and Western New York.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plans are now available in 34 counties, including Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Tioga, Ulster, Warren and Westchester counties.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offers products for individuals and families who may qualify for Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus or New York Medicaid Advantage – or dual-eligible – plans. These plans offer comprehensive health coverage, including prevention, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services – often with little or no cost.

Members of UnitedHealthcare Community Plans have access to various wellness programs, including nurse case management services for members who need additional assistance in managing chronic diseases and the “Healthy First Steps” program for expectant mothers and newborns. Members also will receive additional support through UnitedHealthcare’s member outreach programs to remind and encourage them to seek preventive care.

“We continue to expand UnitedHealthcare’s service area and wellness programs so more eligible New Yorkers and their families may access affordable, quality health care, particularly preventive care,” said Pat Celli, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. “We look forward to engaging with local health and other community-based organizations as we strive to help improve the health of our members and our communities.”

People interested in learning more about UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus plans in New York State and to determine if they qualify for coverage may call (800) 493-4647 or go to www.uhccommunityplan.com.

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 4 million New York residents with a care provider network of more than 230 hospitals and 58,000 physicians and other health care professionals statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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