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Oxford Health Plans

Oxford Health Plans is a managed healthcare company providing health benefit plans to approximately 1.6 million Members. Oxford Health Plans, Inc. provides health plans to employers and individuals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Trumbull, Connecticut. As of July 29, 2004, Oxford Health Plans Inc. is a subsidiary of Unitedhealth Group Inc.

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About Oxford Health Plans

The company offers commercial products, including large group, small group, individual, and health maintenance organization (HMO), as well as Medicare products to different types of customers. Its product line includes HMO plans, exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans, point-of-service (POS) plans, preferred provider (PPO) plans, indemnity plans, and various plans offered to Medicare beneficiaries.

Oxford Health markets its products through direct sales representatives, business representatives, the Internet, telemarketing representatives, and executive account representatives, as well as through external insurance agents, brokers, and consultants.

Oxford Health Plans, Inc.

Corporate Headquarters:
800 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
(800) 889-7658
Kurt B. Thompson
Employee Number:
2008 Revenue:
Over $1 Billion

Product Types Offered


Oxford offers individual health insurance plans in New York  and New Jersey to people who are self-employed or otherwise ineligible for group coverage.
The plans offered are:

New York:

  • New York Personal POS Plan – Liberty Network
  • New York Personal HMO Plan – Liberty Network

New Jersey

  • Individual Indemnity Plans
  • Individual Liberty Plan PPO
  • Individual Liberty Personal HMO Plan
  • NJ Individual Basic and Essential Plan EPO
  • NJ Individual Basic and Essential Enhanced EPO


Oxford offers a wide range of affordable and flexible health plans for most businesses.  Oxford continues to strive to strengthen our provider networks by setting strict credentialing standards; most of our physicians are board-certified or recently board-eligible. Oxford has two quality networks, Freedom and Liberty, to enable greater flexibility in pricing. Oxford is committed to finding solutions to your health plan needs by continuing to develop and offer new products.
In-Network Products:

  • HMO/Freedom Network
  • HMO/Liberty Network
  • HMO Select/Freedom Network  
  • HMO Select/Liberty Network
  • HMO Laurel
  • HMO Laurel SelectSM
  • Oxford Exclusive PlanSM Metro
  • Oxford Exclusive PlanSM

Point-Of-Service Products (in- and out-of-network):

  • Freedom Plan
  • Liberty Plan
  • Freedom Plan® Classic
  • Liberty Plan Classic
  • Freedom Plan® MetroSM
  • Liberty Plan MetroSM
  • Freedom Plan® LaurelSM

Open Access Products / No PCP Referral Required:

  • Freedom Plan® AccessSM
  • Liberty Plan AccessSM
  • Freedom Plan® SelectSM
  • Liberty Plan SelectSM
  • Freedom Plan® Direct
  • Liberty Plan Direct
  • Freedom Plan® Value Option
  • Freedom Plan® Laurel Select

Consumer-Driven Health Plans

  • Oxford Consumer Options Suite
  • Oxford HSA
  • Oxford MyPlan

  Out of Area

  • Oxford USA

Medicare Plans

UnitedHealthcare, Oxford’s parent company, has merged its Medicare Advantage plans, including Oxford Medicare Advantage®, to create the new SecureHorizons® by UnitedHealthcare - focused exclusively on the health and well-being of individuals enrolled in Medicare.

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Provider Network

Oxford Health Plans has one of the tri-state area’s biggest provider networks. You can use Oxford Health Plans’s online provider directory to learn more about doctors, hospitals, other medical services, dentists, vision care providers and pharmacies that work with your Oxford Health Plans plan.

Click here to access Oxford Health Plan’s Provider search tool

Network Facts


  • Of doctors that listed HMO affiliations in New York Magazine's annual guide to the "Best Doctors in New York," more say they participate with Oxford than any other health plan. We're constantly working harder and digging to provide Members with access to quality healthcare.
  •  Oxford developed a series of programs which support Members with serious conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease, just to name a few.

Health Care Networks:
Participating physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers who contract with UnitedHealthcare/Oxford to participate in health benefits plans.  A Member must access care through the Member's plan-specific network to receive the maximum level of benefits.

Recent News

Here are some of the most recent news regarding Oxford Health Plans:

New York, New Jersey UnitedHealth subsidiaries see ratings rise

IFAwebnews Staff, June 18, 2009 — Recognizing in part the companies’ market presence and brand name recognition, A.M. Best has upgraded the ratings of two of UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiaries in New York and New Jersey.

The ratings service upgraded the financial strength ratings to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings to “a” from “a-” for the Oxford Health Plans in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Oxford Health Insurance, Inc.

The plans offer health care benefits to employers and individuals in the three states with commercial products and services, including traditional HMOs, PPOs and exclusive provider organizations, point-of-service plans and consumer-driven health plans.

In addition to the market and name benefits, especially in the New York City metro market, A.M. Best also noted the subsidiaries’ solid-risk based capitalization and strong earnings, especially at Oxford Health Plans, based in New York, and Oxford Health Insurance. (Continue Reading)


Oxford Health Plans’s rating, as rated by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors.

Financial Strength Rating
Rating: A (Excellent)
Financial Size Category: X ($500 Million to $750 Million)
Outlook: Stable
Action: Upgraded
Effective Date: June 15, 2009

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