|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2009
MetroPlus Health Plan Offers More Options for Uninsured
New York, NY - November 2, 2009 — MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc. announced today that it now offers MetroPlus Platinum Plan (HMO), a Medicare Advantage plan with a zero plan premium.
“We are committed to providing health coverage to as many New Yorkers as possible,” said Arnold Saperstein, M.D., MetroPlus President and CEO. “With MetroPlus Platinum Plan (HMO), we now offer health insurance options for virtually anyone eligible for government-sponsored health insurance.”
The Platinum product is a zero premium plan that gives members all the benefits of Original Medicare as well as Part D for prescription drugs, hearing and vision services and transportation to the doctor’s office. The plan is available to anyone eligible for Medicare who lives in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
MetroPlus offers three other Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan plans. Two of these plans are for those who qualify for Medicare and receive full or partial Medicaid benefits and a third plan is for people with HIV/AIDS.
MetroPlus also provides other government-sponsored health insurance including Medicaid and Family Health Plus as well as Child Health Plus. MetroPlus was rated one of the top two Medicaid Managed Care health plans in New York City from 2005-2008, based on indicators chosen by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and published in the Consumer’s Guide to Medicaid Managed Care in New York City.
MetroPlus’ Partnership in Care, an HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP), is the largest SNP of its kind in New York State.
MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc., which began operations in 1985, is a prepaid health services plan certified under Section 4403-a of the New York Public Health Law and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public health system in the United States.
To learn more about MetroPlus Platinum Plan (HMO) or any other of MetroPlus’ Medicare plans call 1-866-986-0356 or visit www.metroplus.org.