UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to Hire More Than 60 People in New York

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to Hire More Than 60 People in New York

  • Additional staff to support health plan's 13-county expansion in 2013
  • People with consumer outreach and provider relations experience encouraged to apply online at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan products now available to individuals and families in 26 New York counties

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is hiring more than 60 new employees to support its recent expansion in the Hudson Valley, Capital District, Western New York and additional counties in Central New York, which was announced earlier this year.

People with health care, marketing or care provider service experience are encouraged to apply for positions in consumer outreach and care provider services. More information about the open positions is available online at http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com.

"Our employees play a critical role in providing a positive health care experience to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan participants throughout New York State," said Pat Celli, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York. "We are excited about the opportunity to offer more New Yorkers access to affordable, quality health care, particularly preventive care, and to increase our staff here in New York."

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan expanded into 13 additional counties earlier this year and is currently available in 26 counties: Bronx, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Tioga, Ulster, Warren and Westchester counties.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offers products for individuals and families who may qualify for Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus or New York Medicaid Advantage - or dual-eligible - plans. These plans offer comprehensive health coverage, including prevention, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services - often with little or no cost.

Currently, UnitedHealthcare has more than 4,000 employees in 18 locations across the state, following significant expansion in its Kingston and Tonawanda locations throughout 2012. More than 1,000 employees were hired in 2012 to support growth at these two locations alone.

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 4 million New York residents with a care provider network of 232 hospitals and nearly 59,000 physicians and other health care professionals statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYS: UNH) , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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