UnitedHealthcare would provide health plan for approximately 65,000 children, through Children’ Health Insurance Program

AmeriChoice’ UnitedHealthcare has been selected by Mississippi’ State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board, to be the state’ partner in its Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


UnitedHealthcare will be the provider of health plan for approximately 65,000 children throughout Mississippi who are enrolled in CHIP, for the new policy begining January 2010.


Rick Jelinek, CEO of AmeriChoice, the state and public programs business of UnitedHealth Group, said: “Particularly in these challenging times, we are keenly aware of the responsibilities that come in helping provide access to quality care statewide for the children of Mississippi. We look forward to bringing our substantial resources and experience to the critical mission of improving the health status of Mississippi’s CHIP beneficiaries.”


The AmeriChoice Personal Care Model features direct contact by clinical staff, who works to build a support network for chronically and acutely ill members, involving family, physicians, government and community-based organisations.