CareConnect Announces Affiliation with Westchester Health Associates

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Pairing Will Add 130 Physicians to the Insurer’s Rapidly Expanding Network in New York City’s Northern Suburbs

East Hills, NY, November 20, 2015 – The New York State-based health insurance provider CareConnect recently announced that it has joined with Westchester Health Associates, Westchester Health Pediatrics’ parent, to further expand its growing network of physicians and provider locations in Westchester County. The arrangement follows a letter of intent signed in September between Westchester Health Associates (WHA) and the North Shore-LIJ Health System that will bring WHA into the North Shore-LIJ Clinical Integration Network IPA (CIIPA).

“Westchester Health Associates is a pre-eminent group of physicians who deliver care of the highest quality to their patients. Bringing them into CareConnect’s growing network in Westchester is an important development for us,” said CareConnect CEO Alan Murray. “This is another demonstration of our commitment to serving the needs of all residents of the county.”

“We welcome this relationship because we know that CareConnect is dedicated to maintaining affordability for its members while working collaboratively with its physicians to achieve best practices with the best outcomes—values we share,” said Westchester Health Associates President and CEO Peter Mercurio, MD. “Working with insurers like CareConnect is a priority as we seek to ensure that our patients have quality affordable insurance options available to them during the open enrollment period for coverage in 2016 and well beyond.”

Headquartered in East Hills, NY, CareConnect’s collaboration with Westchester Health Associates further strengthens the company’s growing network offerings for members throughout downstate New York. To read the November 17 press release, click here.

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