WellCare of Nebraska will open "Welcome Rooms" in Kearney, Norfolk, Omaha and Scottsbluff. Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health information, education and activity centers. Open to the public, they offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions about Medicaid, and members can get help accessing needed care and services. They also host dozens of free events each month, ranging from exercise and nutrition classes to education on preventive health, safety and disease management topics.
"Through our field care management team, WellCare of Nebraska will work one-on-one with members to help them manage their care needs," said Lauralie Rubel, president of WellCare of Nebraska. "With 30 years of experience serving Medicaid and Medicare members, we are proud to bring our expertise to the state to help Nebraskans get and stay healthy."
WellCare of Nebraska also covers the transportation cost for family or friends to take members to appointments, over-the-counter drugs and supplies not covered under the Heritage Health program (up to $10 per month), and a discount card for other items such as milk, bread and detergent.
Heritage Health is the state's new health care delivery system that integrates Nebraska's current physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for approximately 230,000 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members.
For more information on Nebraska Heritage Health, visit www.neheritagehealth.com.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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