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UPMC Health Plan Again Offers Lowest Cost Silver Marketplace Plan


PITTSBURGH (Oct. 16, 2015) – UPMC Health Plan will offer a wide range of Qualified Health Plans (QHP) on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, including some of the Marketplace’s lowest-cost plans. For the second year in a row, UPMC Health Plan will offer consumers the lowest cost silver option in the Pittsburgh and Erie Region.

Once again this year, UPMC Health Plan will provide three networks from which consumers can choose: Premium, Select, and Partner networks. The Partner Network includes all UPMC facilities and physicians plus a few additional partners, and offers consumers who reside in Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, and Erie counties the lowest premium option. The Select Network is available to residents of the five-county region of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland. In addition to UPMC physicians and facilities, the Select Network includes our community partners: Butler Memorial Hospital, Excela Health System, Grove City Medical Center, Heritage Valley Health System, Monongahela Valley Hospital, and Washington Health System. The UPMC Premium Network is available to people who live anywhere in the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and includes all UPMC physicians and facilities, the community partners mentioned above, as well as numerous independent providers and facilities.

UPMC Health Plan will offer eight plans in each of the three networks, including a catastrophic plan and at least one plan in each metallic category. Prospective members can start “window shopping” – that is, comparing prices and plans online – on Oct. 18, 2015. Open enrollment begins Nov. 1, 2015.

“For 2016, we look forward to enrolling many new consumers who will join the tens of thousands of individuals who are already UPMC Health Plan Marketplace members,” said Adam Pittler, Director of Product Development for UPMC Health Plan. “Our plans offer great value and access to high-quality health care.”    

General information about the Marketplace and health care reform can currently be found online at www.upmchealthplan.com/healthcarereform/index.html.

After Oct. 18, for more information about UPMC Advantage products or to enroll in health insurance coverage, call 1-877-563-0292 to speak to an expert who will personally advise on all details. Consumers can also get details at www.upmchealthplan.com/coverage. For in person assistance, visit any UPMC Health Plan Connect Service and Sales Center located at one of six area shopping malls: Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Century III Mall in West Mifflin, South Hills Village in Bethel Park, Ross Park Mall in Ross Township, The Mall at Robinson in Robinson Township, and Millcreek Mall in Erie.


About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is among the nation’s fastest-growing health plans. It is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider. As part of an integrated health care delivery system, UPMC Health Plan is committed to providing its members better health, more financial security, and the peace of mind they deserve.  UPMC Health Plan partners with UPMC and community network providers to produce a combination of knowledge and expertise that provides the highest quality care at the most affordable price. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, Askesis, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to over 2.8 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.