AmeriChoice changes name to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

February 15, 2011

The name change is meant to unify AmeriChoice with other Medicaid health plans under the UnitedHealthcare banner.

The AmeriChoice Public Sector Health Plan in New York is now UnitedHealthcare Community Plan thank to a name change.

The change is meant to unify AmeriChoice with other Medicaid health plans under the UnitedHealthcare banner. United acquired AmeriChoice in 2002. It has since expanded from four states to operate in 20 additional states and the District of Columbia. UnitedHealthcare Community & State serves more than 3 million members in government-sponsored healthcare programs.

By aligning its health benefit companies under a common brand, UnitedHealth Group looks to continue to strengthen its care provider networks and improve service to its members.

The company, which will continue to be based in New York, will complete its transition to the new name this year.