AmeriHealth New Jersey Expands Co-Branded Product Offering With Two Additional South Jersey Hospitals

Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center join Cooper University Health Care in Community Advantage

Cranbury, NJ, November 10, 2014 - AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced the company has expanded its co-branded product offering with Cooper University Health Care to include Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center.

The initial co-branded product offering from AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper became available in October 2013 and enrolled more than 11,500 members in the first six months. The plans were tailored to meet the needs for individuals and small businesses based in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties, and were designed with tiered networks to provide more choice based on an individual's or business' budget.

The addition of Shore and Cape has expanded the product's reach to also include Atlantic and Cape May counties hence "Community Advantage" ─ the plan's new name.

"AmeriHealth New Jersey is solely focused on New Jersey, which allows us to concentrate on the needs of the people and businesses across the state and provide them with products they want and need," said Judith L. Roman, president and CEO for AmeriHealth New Jersey. "We are pleased that the product design we pioneered with Cooper has gained interest, and are excited to expand our reach with the addition of Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center to Community Advantage."

Current members who previously had access to Cooper University Health Care will also have access to the expanded hospitals' networks in Atlantic and Cape May counties effective January 1, 2015.

"The expansion of the program to include Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to expand access to high-quality health services to a broader South Jersey community," said Adrienne Kirby, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at Cooper University Health Care. "The co-branded AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care product was launched last year with great success, allowing many people in our region to receive high quality, affordable care. By collaborating with Shore Medical Center and Cape Regional Medical Center, we can provide consumers with even more options for health care coverage."

Consumers may choose a Community Advantage plan during the 2015 open enrollment period beginning November 15, 2014. Individuals and families selecting a Community Advantage plan will be able to use all three hospitals at the highest benefit level.

"Shore Medical Center is proud to join AmeriHealth New Jersey's 'Community Advantage' plan, giving individuals and families in South Jersey more choices and accessibility to high quality care," said Ron Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shore Medical Center.

With Community Advantage, all three hospitals will collaborate with AmeriHealth New Jersey to help determine how best to deliver care. AmeriHealth New Jersey also provides clinical support to each facility.

"Cape Regional Medical Center is pleased to participate in AmeriHealth New Jersey's Community Advantage plan, which will provide more health insurance options for individuals and small businesses in Cape May county," said Joanne Carrocino, President & CEO, Cape Regional Medical Center.

   Features of the new plans:
  • Offering now available in three of four metallic tiers.
  • Members are free to visit in-network providers and hospitals directly — no referrals are required.
  • Members can access in-network PCPs to coordinate care.
  • Preventative care is covered at 100 percent.
  • Enhanced programs to control and manage chronic conditions.
  • Access to AmeriHealth New Jersey's Commit2Wellness® program, which includes fitness reimbursement and discounts on alternative health care services.
  • Simple and easy to use, with no paperwork.

The plans will be available via, HealthCare.Gov, or by calling AmeriHealth New Jersey at 888-879-5331.

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 the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and provides 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. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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 headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.

About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care is one of the largest health systems in Southern New Jersey with over 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, NJ. It is the premier university hospital serving South Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Cooper has reaffirmed its role as a leader in medical education and research with the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in 2012, the first four-year allopathic medical school in South Jersey. Cooper is renowned for signature programs in cardiology, cancer, critical care, pediatrics, trauma, orthopedics and neurosciences. Cooper is also home to the only state designated Children's Hospital in South Jersey The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper. Over the last decade, Cooper has transformed its Camden City neighborhood into the Cooper Health Sciences Campus. In October 2013, the new MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, a free standing cancer center for comprehensive care, opened on the Health Sciences Campus. Cooper also continues its regional expansion with the opening of new and expanded facilities throughout Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties.

About Shore Medical Center
At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area's best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 62 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Foundation ( creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center.

About Cape Regional Medical Center
Cape Regional Medical Center is located in Cape May Court House, NJ. The Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer for Cancer Care and is certified in Inpatient Diabetes Care and Wound Care Services by The Joint Commission. In June 2012, Cape Regional Medical Center installed state-of-the-art Varian TureBeam radiation therapy technology, the most advanced technology in the county. Cape Regional Medical Center is also accredited by The Joint Commission having received their Gold Seal of Approval. For additional information on the Medical Center and its programs, please login to our web site at or contact Susan Staeger, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator at 609-463-2059.

Media Contact

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