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Neighborhood Health Plan Expands Coverage to Plymouth County

Division of Insurance Approves Expansion

BOSTON, April 9, 2013 - Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) announced today that it has received approval from the Division of Insurance to expand its coverage into Greater Plymouth County.
"We are excited about our expansion into Plymouth County," said NHP President and CEO Deborah Enos. "For many years, individuals and businesses in Plymouth County have asked to join NHP because of our emphasis on affordable and high quality health care, and we are pleased to be able to offer our plans in this region."
Under this new expansion, Plymouth County residents will be able to take advantage of NHP's large provider network, which includes the top Boston hospitals, Jordan Hospital and Jordan Physician Associates, among other primary care physicians and specialists.
NHP's mission is to promote the health and wellness of its members, and to help ensure equitable, affordable health care for the diverse communities it serves.
About Neighborhood Health Plan
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), a Massachusetts-based not-for-profit corporation, is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as a health maintenance organization and has provided comprehensive health services since 1986. An NCQA-accredited managed care organization, NHP serves MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Commonwealth Choice, and fully insured commercial members across the Commonwealth. By working closely with the MassHealth program and commercial purchasers, and by partnering with community health centers and other providers, NHP grew rapidly from a few thousand members in the late 1980s to more than 250,000 members today throughout Massachusetts. Headquartered in Boston, NHP serves members who have access to a provider network of more than 4,000 primary care practitioners, over 13,400 specialists, and 66 teaching, community, and specialty hospitals. Our network includes nationally known, major academic medical centers such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts Medical Center, and major medical groups such as Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard and Lahey Clinic. Neighborhood Health Plan is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Media Contact: Carol Kerbaugh -- (617) 933-5276