AmeriHealth New Jersey enlists Unitrin Direct to give members access to auto insurance

Philadelphia, PA - January 7, 2011 - AmeriHealth New Jersey and Unitrin Direct preferred insurance today announced they will work together to give qualifying AmeriHealth members direct access to the broad portfolio of Unitrin Direct preferred insurance auto insurance products.

"We believe AmeriHealth New Jersey is the only health insurer in New Jersey to also offer its members access to high-quality auto insurance," said Michael Munoz, vice president, sales and marketing for AmeriHealth. "We enlisted Unitrin Direct preferred insurance because its commitment to strong products and outstanding customer service matches ours and for the convenience this relationship brings to our members throughout New Jersey."

Unitrin Direct preferred insurance offers specialized insurance products only through group-sponsored programs and not to the general public. It's a subsidiary of Unitrin, Inc., which has more than six million policyholders and $8 billion in assets nationwide.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey
AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company's managed care plan, 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 has offices in Mt. Laurel and Iselin.

About Unitrin Direct

Unitrin Direct preferred insurance offers insurance through group sponsored programs and does not sell to the general public. Unitrin Direct preferred insurance is dedicated to providing its customers with outstanding service and quality coverage at competitive prices, making auto and home insurance simple by offering people the choices they want with the convenience they deserve.

The Unitrin Direct companies are part of the Unitrin Property & Casualty Insurance Group which is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the respected independent insurance rating agency. They are part of the Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE: UTR) family of insurance companies with more than six million policyholders and nearly $8 billion in assets.

Unitrin Direct preferred insurance offers affordable automobile insurance in all states with the exceptions of Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Homeowners insurance is available is all states with the exceptions of Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey. More information and free quotes are available at or by calling (800) 637-2782.

Media Contact

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