Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Some great news for residents of central Pennsylvania! Hershey Medical Center joins the UnitedHealthcare network.

I’ve got some really great news for the more than one million people living in Pennsylvania who get their health insurance through UnitedHealthcare, especially for folks living in the central part of the state.

UnitedHealthcare has added Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and its hospital system to UnitedHealthcare’s network of health care providers. As many of you know, Penn State Hershey has a national reputation and is considered one of the premier medical institutions in Pennsylvania.

UnitedHealthcare health plan participants now have access to in-network care at Hershey Medical Center and all Penn State Hershey facilities. Before, UHC members who wanted to use HMC or a Penn State Hershey facility had to go out of network, which means that their health plan did not cover all the costs. What a great advantage for our central Pennsylvania and other members to be able to use the physicians, staff and technology without having to worry about any additional payments beyond their share of premiums and copays.

The addition of Penn State Hershey expands UnitedHealthcare’s provider network to more than 23,000 physicians and 185 hospital facilities statewide. Like most health insurance companies, UnitedHealthcare is committed to growing our network of health care facilities to ensure our customers have local, in-network access to a wide variety of quality doctors and other health care professionals.

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