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MetroPlusHealth Health Plan Offers More Options for Uninsured

Nov 13, 2009

New York, NY
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MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, Inc. announced today that it now offers MetroPlusHealth Platinum Plan (HMO), a Medicare Advantage plan with a zero plan premium.
“We are committed to providing health coverage to as many New Yorkers as possible,” said Arnold Saperstein, M.D., MetroPlusHealth President and CEO. “With MetroPlusHealth Platinum Plan (HMO), we now offer health insurance options for virtually anyone eligible for government-sponsored health insurance.”
The Platinum product is a zero premium plan that gives members all the benefits of Original Medicare as well as Part D for prescription drugs, hearing and vision services and transportation to the doctor’s office. The plan is available to anyone eligible for Medicare who lives in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
MetroPlusHealth offers three other Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan plans. Two of these plans are for those who qualify for Medicare and receive full or partial Medicaid benefits and a third plan is for people with HIV/AIDS.
MetroPlusHealth also provides other government-sponsored health insurance including Medicaid and Family Health Plus as well as Child Health Plus. MetroPlusHealth was rated one of the top two Medicaid Managed Care health plans in New York City from 2005-2008, based on indicators chosen by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and published in the Consumer’s Guide to Medicaid Managed Care in New York City.
MetroPlusHealth’ Partnership in Care, an HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP), is the largest SNP of its kind in New York State.
MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, Inc., which began operations in 1985, is a prepaid health services plan certified under Section 4403-a of the New York Public Health Law and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public health system in the United States.
To learn more about MetroPlusHealth Platinum Plan (HMO) or any other of MetroPlusHealth’ Medicare plans call 1-866-986-0356 or visit www.MetroPlusHealth.org.


Contact: Ian Michaels (HHC) (212) 788-3339.

About MetroPlusHealth

Over nearly 30 years, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan has built a reputation for providing affordable, quality care to residents of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. A health services plan certified under Section 4403-a of the New York Public Health Law, MetroPlusHealth is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, MetroPlusHealth provides managed care to nearly half a million eligible New Yorkers. In addition to Medicaid Managed Care, MetroPlusHealth offers Child Health Plus, several Medicare Advantage Plans, a Special Needs Plan (SNP) for people with HIV and their families, a Long-Term Managed Care Plan, and over 40 NY State of Health Marketplace products. The company’s robust network of primary care doctors and specialists includes many independent community providers. Plan staff is drawn from the communities that MetroPlusHealth serves and speaks more than seventy languages. MetroPlusHealth has consistently been one of the top-ranked health plans in New York City for almost 10 years.

About HHC

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlusHealth, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.