CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that health insurance can make a striking difference in the quality of life for children and their families, Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is supporting the Illinois Medicaid Redetermination Project (IMRP) in increasing awareness of the requirement for Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Medicaid recipients to renew eligibility for themselves and their children each year.
IMRP notifies each Illinois Medicaid member that their eligibility is expiring two weeks in advance of mailing the redetermination forms. Members must update their and their children's information, and return the redetermination forms within 30 days to continue to qualify for Medicaid coverage. If IMRP does not receive the information before their eligibility expires, members are at risk of losing their health care coverage.
"It is imperative that children and families qualifying for Medicaid benefits maintain their health care coverage," said Dr. Robert L. Hilliard, Jr., president of Harmony Health Plan. "Continuity of coverage allows members to receive benefits that cover wellness visits and routine checkups to help prevent disease and illness before they occur, helping people live better, healthier lives and manage the costs of health for all in Illinois."
For more information about Medicaid eligibility renewal in Illinois, call Harmony's Customer Service Department at 1-800-608-8158 (TTY 1-877-650-0952) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 207,000 members in Illinois, including 164,000 Medicaid members, 15,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 28,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
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 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 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.