Buckeye Community Health Plan Receives Approval to Participate in Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckeye Community Health Plan announced today that it has received approval from the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate as a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace, where it will offer a line of products branded as Ambetter from Buckeye Community Health Plan.

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With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance marketplaces, or health exchanges, will offer consumers a place to shop, compare and select an affordable health plan. 

Consumers can start shopping during the initial Open Enrollment period beginning October 1, 2013, and going through March 31, 2014, and can compare and purchase Ambetter products on our www.ambetterhealth.com site.

"Our marketplace offerings will be under the product name Ambetter, a name that exemplifies our commitment to providing access to quality, integrated healthcare for individuals that can help transform the communities in which they live, work and raise families," said Steven White, President and CEO of Buckeye.  

Buckeye has been providing healthcare services to Medicaid members in Ohio since 2004. The health plan currently serves 156,700 members.

About Buckeye Community Health Plan
Buckeye Community Health Plan is a managed care plan that has been providing services in Ohio since 2004. Buckeye is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services.  Information regarding Buckeye is available via the Internet at www.bchpohio.com. Buckeye can be followed on Twitter as @Buckeye_Health.

SOURCE Buckeye Community Health Plan



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