NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) announced that it was selected as the dental administrator by Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Empire). Effective May 1, 2018, LIBERTY will administer dental benefits for Empire’s New York Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHPlus), Essential Plan (EP), Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), and Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) members. LIBERTY features live member communication services and utilizes the latest technological efficiencies to ensure its members receive top-quality dental care.
“We look forward to working with Empire and providing Empire Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan consumers with high-quality, efficient dental services,” said Amir Neshat, DDS founder and Chief Executive Officer of LIBERTY. “We are committed to improving the oral healthcare experience for Empire members by offering member-focused care management and coordination programs designed to encourage and promote appropriate dental care.”
Approximately 430,000 Empire members will receive dental benefits from LIBERTY.
“At Empire, we are committed to identifying opportunities that broaden access to care and help simplify health care for our members,” said Jack Stephenson, President Empire BlueCross BlueShield Medicaid. “Our partnership with LIBERTY Dental Plan will further our mission in providing high quality care to our members to improve their health and wellbeing.”
For more information about Empire and its New York state government health insurance programs, please visit Empire’s website at: www.empireblue/ny.com. For more information about LIBERTY, please visit LIBERTY’s website at: www.libertydentalplan.com.
ABOUT LIBERTY DENTAL PLAN
LIBERTY Dental Plan® (“LIBERTY”) is a national full-service dental benefits administrator providing services to over three million recipients in public and commercial programs in fifty states, including over two million Medicaid participants. LIBERTY, founded in 2001 by Amir Neshat, DDS, is privately held and boasts an executive team with over two hundred years of dental, health, and managed care industry experience, combined. LIBERTY, through its passion for oral healthcare, is committed to improving the overall well-being of the communities it serves.
ABOUT EMPIRE BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD HEALTHPLUS
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Empire) is the trade name of HealthPlus, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Serving New Yorkers for 80 years, Empire BlueCross BlueShield is the largest health insurer in New York supporting more than four million members and more than 38,000 business, union and small employers in New York. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York State. Additional information about Empire is available at www.empireblue.com.
To learn more about applying for health insurance, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Qualified Health Plans through NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.