JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnolia Health (Magnolia) announced today that it has received approval from state and federal officials to participate as a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Mississippi Health Insurance Marketplace, where it will offer a line of products branded as Ambetter from Magnolia Health.
Ambetter from Magnolia Health, the commercial insurance product to be offered by Magnolia through the newly formed Health Insurance Marketplace, received approval from the Mississippi Department of Insurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 12, 2013. Magnolia, which currently provides coordinated care services to the slate of Mississippi's Medicaid recipients, was the first private insurer to apply for permission to offer coverage in rural counties in Mississippi.
Health insurance marketplaces, or health exchanges, will provide eligible individuals and families a place to shop, compare and select affordable health insurance plans. Consumers can start shopping for Ambetter products during the initial Open Enrollment period that begins October 1, 2013, and runs through March 31, 2014, by visiting www.ambetterhealth.com or by calling 877-687-1187.
"We have solid relationships with a strong network of doctors, nurses and other health care providers throughout the state,'' said Dr. Jason Dees, President and CEO of Magnolia. "This is a natural progression in providing market-based, private solutions to low-income individuals. The brand 'Ambetter' exemplifies our commitment to providing access to quality, integrated healthcare for individuals that can transform the communities in which they live, work and raise families."
Magnolia has been providing healthcare services to Medicaid members in Mississippi since 2011 and currently serves 77,000 Mississippians.
About Magnolia Health Plan
Magnolia Health Plan, a coordinated care plan in Mississippi since 2011, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Magnolia is available via the Internet at www.magnoliahealthplan.com.
SOURCE Magnolia Health Plan