Unison Health Plan of Pennsylvania, based in Monroeville, has joined its Philadelphia-based sister company, AmeriChoice of Pennsylvania, under the name UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The combined plans serve more than 280,000 health plan members in Pennsylvania.
“The change to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan allows us to speak with one voice to our members, care providers, employers and other constituents.”
The name change, effective Jan. 1, unifies Unison and AmeriChoice 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.
"We are building on the UnitedHealthcare brand and its recognition in the marketplace to make health care simpler and more effective for all those we serve, especially our members, care providers and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania," said Heather Cianfrocco, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania. "The change to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan allows us to speak with one voice to our members, care providers, employers and other constituents."
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has notified members of the change and has sent new identification cards by 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 Cianfrocco. "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. A new UnitedHealthcare Community Plan web site, providing enhanced member and care provider portals for government-sponsored health care plans was launched earlier this year. The new site can be found at www.UHCCommunityPlan.com.
SOURCE UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania