Posted on 14 November 2014.
AmeriHealth New Jersey has expanded its co-branded product offering with Cooper University Health Care to include Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center. The addition of Shore and Cape has expanded the product’s reach to also include Atlantic and Cape May counties, hence the plan’s new name: “Community Advantage.”
The initial co-branded product offering from AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper, called Cooper Advantage, became available in October 2013 and enrolled more than 11,500 members in the first six months. The plans were tailored to meet the needs for individuals and small businesses based in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties, and were designed with tiered networks to provide more choice based on an individual’s or business’ budget.
“AmeriHealth New Jersey is solely focused on New Jersey, which allows us to concentrate on the needs of the people and businesses across the state and provide them with products they want and need,” said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We are pleased that the product design we pioneered with Cooper has gained interest, and are excited to expand our reach with the addition of Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center to Community Advantage.”
Current members who previously had access to Cooper University Health Care will also have access to the expanded hospitals’ networks in Atlantic and Cape May counties effective January 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, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer 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 may choose a Community Advantage plan during the 2015 open enrollment period beginning November 15, 2014. Individuals and families selecting a Community Advantage plan will be able to use all three hospitals at the highest benefit level.
“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, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shore Medical Center.
With Community Advantage, all three hospitals will collaborate with AmeriHealth New Jersey to help determine how best to deliver care. AmeriHealth New Jersey also provides clinical support to each facility.
“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, President & CEO, Cape Regional Medical Center.
- Features of the new plans:
- Offering now available in three of four metallic tiers.
- Members are free to visit in-network providers and hospitals directly — no referrals are required.
- Members can access in-network PCPs to coordinate care.
- Preventative care is covered at 100 percent.
- Enhanced programs to control and manage chronic conditions.
- Access to AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Commit2Wellness® program, which includes fitness reimbursement and discounts on alternative health care services.
- Simple and easy to use, with no paperwork.
The plans will be available via ahnj4u.com or HealthCare.Gov, or by calling AmeriHealth New Jersey at 1.888.879.5331.