AmeriHealth New Jersey Receives Two Awards at Annual United Way Breakfast

Cinnaminson, NJ - April 2, 2009 - United Way of Burlington County awarded AmeriHealth New Jersey (AmeriHealth) with the Community Spirit Award and the Award of Excellence at its 2008 Campaign Celebration and Annual Meeting at Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson.

The Community Spirit Award recognizes organizations that have worked in partnership with the United Way to bring a high level of service to the community. AmeriHealth was acknowledged for its involvement in United Way's annual "Day of Caring" - and specifically for its support of Providence House, which provides shelter and support to homeless, abused, and formerly incarcerated women and their children. More than 20 AmeriHealth volunteers helped Providence House clean toys, do housekeeping work, and tend to the shelter's yard.

AmeriHealth New Jersey also earned the United Way's Award of Excellence, given to companies with combined employee and corporate financial support of $20,000 or more.

"AmeriHealth is strongly committed to supporting our communities by both giving monetarily and volunteering time," said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey. "Our employees regularly participate in numerous charitable events across the state, and are especially proud of our involvement with the United Way of Burlington County, and the assistance it brings to so many of our neediest neighbors."

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, "AmeriHealth New Jersey") provides health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. AmeriHealth New Jersey has one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, and offers access to hospitals and doctors across the nation.  AmeriHealth New Jersey is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through AmeriHealth's innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

AmeriHealth New Jersey earned top ratings for customer service and quality of care as part of the state's recent health plan performance report. Additionally, AmeriHealth HMO Inc. has received the highest possible accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) by meeting NCQA's rigorous evaluation standards.

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers' compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey has offices in Mt. Laurel and Iselin.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454