UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in 26 New York Counties

May 20, 2013
  • People who qualify for New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs have access to UnitedHealthcare's physician and hospital network, health and wellness programs
  • Thirteen New York counties recently added

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has expanded its New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs to include 13 additional counties in the Hudson Valley, and the Capital and Central New York regions. UnitedHealthcare's New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs already were available in New York City, on Long Island and in Central New York.

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 have expanded UnitedHealthcare's service area and wellness programs to more New Yorkers so eligible individuals and their families can access affordable, quality health care, particularly preventive care," said Pat Celli, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. "We look forward to collaborating more with local health organizations as we strive to help improve the health of our members and our communities."

UnitedHealthcare Community Plans are now available in 26 counties, including Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Rensselaer, Rockland, Tioga, Ulster, Warren and Westchester counties. UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans already were available in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk counties. 

People interested in learning more about UnitedHealthcare's New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs 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 more than 3.8 million New York residents with a care provider network of 230 hospitals and more than 46,000 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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