Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus’ Plan Receives Five-Star Ranking

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empire
BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus’
managed long-term care plan has
been ranked as a Five-Star plan by the New York State Department of
Health, which makes it one of only two plans in the New York City region
to earn the state’s highest rating.

The ratings are based on number of criteria, including preventive care,
quality of life, satisfaction with care and stability or improvement.

“This ranking is a testament to the passion and commitment our New York
team brings to providing best-in-class solutions to our members who
really depend upon us for access to quality care,” said Jack Stephenson,
president of Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus.

Managed long-term care helps people who are chronically ill or have
disabilities and who need to stay independently in their homes. Plan
members must meet certain age, health-status and living arrangement
requirements.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus’ managed long-term care plan
offers benefits such as podiatry, dentistry, vision and hearing
benefits, nursing care, a 24/7 NurseLine, care management, adult day
care, a personal emergency response system, nonemergency transportation
and meals and nutrition support.

“Our focus is on providing a very personalized care experience tailored
to each individual’s needs so every person can live independently in
their homes as long as possible and live their lives to the fullest,”
said Stephenson.

Ratings are based on a comparison
of plan rates to statewide averages. They include data assessments and
member satisfaction surveys.

For a complete listing of plan ratings, go to http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/managed_care/mltc/consumer_guides/nyc/.
For more information about Empire plans, call 1-800-950-7679 (TTY 711)
or visit https://mss.empireblue.com/NY/Pages/home.aspx.

About Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus is the trade name of HealthPlus,
LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire) is the trade name of
Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
HMO is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., independent
licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents
and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York
State. Additional information about Empire is available at www.empireblue.com.
Also follow us on Twitter at @empirebcbs.

Contacts

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Doug Bennett Jr., 502-889-2103
Doug.BennettJr@empireblue.com