AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania (formerly AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan) cares deeply when it comes to keeping Pennsylvanians healthy. The company provides Medicaid health insurance plans to more than 120,000 recipients in 15 central and northeastern Pennsylvania counties. It provides managed care services including medical, dental, vision, prescription, and special needs. The company was founded in 1982 as the Mercy Health Plan at Philadelphia's Misericordia Hospital. AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania is part of the AmeriHealth Mercy family of companies, which is controlled by AmeriHealth, a unit of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with minority shareholder Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).