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Gina Pferdehirt
Director, Public Relations & Community Relations
UPMC Health Plan

UPMC for Best Health Now Available in 32 Pennsylvania Counties


PITTSBURGH (Jan. 5, 2015) – UPMC for Best Health, a Private Coverage Option available under the new Medical Assistance reform program known as Healthy PA, is now available to residents of 32 counties in Pennsylvania who meet the eligibility criteria.

Non-medically frail individuals who are between 21 and 64 years of age, and who earn up to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may now apply for enrollment.
Among the essential health benefits that will be covered by UPMC for Best Health are emergency services, hospitalization, maternity care, prescription drugs, and preventive and wellness services.

Statewide, the Healthy PA Private Coverage Option is expected to increase access to health care coverage for over 500,000 individuals previously not eligible for Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania.      

The 32 counties where individuals can enroll in UPMC for Best Health are located in southwest, northwest, and south central Pennsylvania. They include the following regions: Region 1 – Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren; Region 2 – Cameron, Elk, and Potter; Region 4 – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland; Region 5 – Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Jefferson, and Somerset; Region 7 – Adams, Berks, Lancaster and York.

To learn more about UPMC for Best Health, please call UPMC for Best Health Member Services Department at 1-855-398-8762. TTY users should call toll-free 1-800-361-2629. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, an integrated global health enterprise. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division — which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health — offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 2.3 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.