AmeriHealth New Jersey on Monday announced the expansion of its co-branded health plan with Camden’s Cooper University Health Care to include Shore Medical Center in Atlantic County and Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May County. AmeriHealth NJ also said it is rebranding the plan as the “Community Advantage” plan to reflect its…AmeriHealth NJ and Cooper launched their co-branded plan in October 2013 and enrolled more than 11,500 members in the first six months. The partners said their plans were tailored to individuals and small businesses in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties, and were designed with tiered networks to provide more choice based on the individual or business budget.
The addition of Shore and Cape expands the market to Atlantic and Cape May counties.
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Judith L. Roman, chief executive of AmeriHealth NJ, said, “We are pleased that the product design we pioneered with Cooper has gained interest, and are excited to expand our reach.”
Current members who previously had access to Cooper University Health Care also will have access to the expanded hospitals’ networks in Atlantic and Cape May counties, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
“The expansion of the program to include Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to expand access to high-quality health services to a broader South Jersey community,” said Adrienne Kirby, chief executive of Cooper University Health Care. “The co-branded AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care product was launched last year with great success, allowing many people in our region to receive high-quality, affordable care. By collaborating with Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center, we can provide consumers with even more options for health care coverage.”
Consumers can sign up for a Community Advantage plan during the 2015 open enrollment period beginning Nov. 15.
“Shore Medical Center is proud to join AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Community Advantage plan, giving individuals and families in South Jersey more choices and accessibility to high quality care,” said Ron Johnson, chief executive of Shore Medical Center.
“Cape Regional Medical Center is pleased to participate in AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Community Advantage plan, which will provide more health insurance options for individuals and small businesses in Cape May County,” said Joanne Carrocino, chief executive of Cape Regional Medical Center.
The plans are available directly from AmeriHealth NJ at the website ahnj4u.com and on the HealthCare.gov site, where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans that include a government subsidy to help defray the cost.
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