PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other integrated health care solutions for those most in need, today announced that it has changed the names of its Medicaid health plans in Northeast Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia to align with its national brand. AmeriHealth Northeast is now AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast and AmeriHealth District of Columbia is now AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, effective immediately.
“Caritas” represents care and embodies the company’s commitment to the members and communities it serves. AmeriHealth Caritas has been improving the lives of its members for more than thirty years. Today, AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, behavioral health services, full-service pharmaceutical benefit manager and other administrative services.
”We believe that every individual has the right to quality health care and services,” said Paul A. Tufano, chairman and chief executive officer for AmeriHealth Caritas. “Our mission spans more than three decades and our commitment to removing barriers to health care for those most in need remains a top priority for our family of companies. Further aligning our company names to include 'Caritas' provides us an opportunity to more broadly reinforce our person-centered approach to caring for the whole person.”
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.
About AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast
AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care plan serving beneficiaries in Bradford, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast is focused on connecting members with the care they need to stay well and live fuller lives. AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasnortheast.com.
About AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies, is a Medicaid managed care health plan that serves Medicaid recipients living throughout the District of Columbia. Headquartered in the District, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia is a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasdc.com.