PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Partners Plans, recently named the #1 Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania, is poised to launch Health Partners Essential — its newest health plan through the Healthy PA program. Healthy PA made reforms to Medicaid and offers a Private Coverage Option (PCO). Health Partners Essential is Health Partners Plans PCO for uninsured adults ages 21 to 64 who are not eligible for Medicaid and reside in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
After an initial assessment by DPW, individuals are either deemed eligible for the revised Medicaid option or the PCO option. Healthy PA-eligible residents can begin enrolling in Health Partners Essential during the Healthy PA open enrollment period, which began on December 1.
Health Partners Essential provides broad healthcare coverage that includes PCP and specialist office visits, hospital and lab services, prescriptions, routine eye exams and immunizations. In addition Health Partners Essential offers extra benefits, like fitness center memberships, Weight Watchers®, maternity care program, 24-hour health advice line and more.
“This is an exciting time for Health Partners Plans. Last year we launched Health Partners Medicare to unprecedented enrollment and this year our Medicaid plan was ranked #1 in the state and 20th in the nation,” said Bill George, president & CEO of Health Partners Plans. “Through Health Partners Essential, we are eager to bring this level of excellence to even more Philadelphia-area residents, many of whom have not had insurance for many years.”
Interested adults can find out if they qualify for Healthy PA by applying online at www.compass.state.pa.us, by calling 1-866-550-4355 to request a paper application or by visiting their County Assistance Office to apply in person. Once eligible, residents can enroll in Health Partners Essential by calling PA Enrollment Services at 1-800-440-3989 (TTY 1-800-618-4225) Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
About Health Partners Plans
Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving nearly 190,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners for Medicaid recipients and its KidzPartners (Children's Health Insurance Program) plan. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health insurers in the country. Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, it consistently receives the highest ratings for member and provider satisfaction and, in 2014, was ranked the top Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and 20th in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is “doing it right” at HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.