AmeriHealth New Jersey Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension with Somerset Medical Center

Mt. Laurel and Iselin, NJ - May 18, 2009 - AmeriHealth New Jersey has entered a multiple-year contract extension with Somerset Medical Center.

Somerset Medical Center is a nationally accredited, 355-bed regional medical center that provides a variety of comprehensive emergency, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services to Central New Jersey residents. It is the only hospital in Somerset County to provide acute care services, and is a major clinical affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

“AmeriHealth New Jersey offers our members access to the largest hospital network in New Jersey, including outstanding facilities such as Somerset Medical Center,” said Paul Portsmore, AmeriHealth’s vice president of Health Services. “We’re proud to continue our working relationship with Somerset Medical Center.”

Somerville Medical Center is based in Somerville, New Jersey.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (AmeriHealth New Jersey), with offices in Mt. Laurel and Iselin, are a growing group of companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services.

AmeriHealth New Jersey is committed to offering value-added insurance solutions through innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs. With one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, AmeriHealth New Jersey offers access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. AmeriHealth New Jersey earned top ratings for customer service and quality of care as part of the state’s recent health plan performance report. AmeriHealth HMO Inc. has received the highest possible accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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