UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in 38 New York Counties

March 04, 2014
  • Individuals in UnitedHealthcare's service area who qualify for New York State Medicaid plans may choose to enroll in UnitedHealthcare to access the plan's physician and hospital network, health and wellness programs
  • Four New York counties – Lewis, Ontario, Seneca and Wayne – recently added to UnitedHealthcare service area

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has expanded its service area to include four additional New York State counties in which it offers the New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs – Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus.

UnitedHealthcare's New York State government-sponsored Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus programs are now available in New York City, on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley and throughout Central and Western New York.  

The 38 counties – which now include Lewis, Ontario, Seneca and Wayne – are: 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.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offers programs for adults and children who may qualify for Medicaid and Child Health Plus. These programs offer comprehensive health coverage, including preventive care, 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 outreach and support for members who may 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 can 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 and the New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs it offers may call (800) 493-4667 or go to www.uhccommunityplan.com. To apply for health insurance through UnitedHealthcare in New York State, visit the New York State of Health Marketplace at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly four million New York residents with a care provider network of 232 hospitals and more than 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 more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 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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