Fidelis expands Cayuga County provider network - Catholic Courier

Fidelis expands Cayuga County provider network

Fidelis Care, the health-insurance company of New York state’s Catholic bishops, recently expanded its network of health-care providers in Cayuga County. In late January it welcomed three Auburn providers to its network of more than 30,000 health-care professionals throughout the state, according to Jayson White, public-relations coordinator for Fidelis.

"As Fidelis Care continues to grow, our goal is to ensure that local residents have access to the health-care services they need and deserve," Fidelis chief executive officer Mark Lane said in a statement. "We are pleased to have these important providers as partners in quality patient care."

New York’s bishops founded Fidelis on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. It specializes in offering health-care programs for those who lack access to adequate care and serves enrollees through the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid programs.

The company originated in 1993 as the Catholic Health Services Plan of Brooklyn and Queens and eventually expanded to include a presence in each of the eight Catholic dioceses in New York state. Today it serves more than 445,000 members in 42 counties, according to its Web site, www.fideliscare.org.

Fidelis began operating in Monroe County in August 2007, and received state and county approval to expand into Cayuga and Tompkins counties in September 2008. Fidelis immediately began accepting enrollment applications from Cayuga and Tompkins residents. Fidelis’ expanding health-care provider network now includes hundreds of health-care professionals throughout the Diocese of Rochester and thousands statewide.

For more information about free or low-cost health insurance, contact Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547).

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