'Ohana Offers New Over-The-Counter Benefit for its Medicaid Members

Jan 27, 2016, 08:30 ET from 'Ohana Health Plan

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare (NYSE: WCG) company, is now offering a $120 credit per family, per year, towards over-the-counter (OTC) items as part of its Medicaid program benefits in Hawaii. The $10-per-month benefit can be used to get more than 150 items that assist members with preventive health care – including vitamins, pain relievers, cold and allergy medicines, baby wipes and diapers.

The OTC items are mailed free of charge to 'Ohana Medicaid members' homes and can be ordered through https://www.ohanahealthplan.com or 1-888-846-4262 (TTY/TDD 1-877-247-6272).

"We are committed to continually improving the benefits and services that we provide to our members to assist them in achieving and maintaining optimal health," said Wendy Morriarty, president of 'Ohana Health Plan. "By providing a monthly credit and an easy delivery system for over-the- counter items, we are removing a potential barrier to the health and well-being of our members and their families."

As of Sept. 30, 2015, 'Ohana Health Plan has more than 200 employees in Hawaii and serves approximately 60,000 members through its offices in Kapolei, Honolulu, Hilo and Kahului.

About 'Ohana Health Plan 'Ohana Health Plan is offered by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WellCare provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2015. 'Ohana has been able to take WellCare's national experience and develop an 'Ohana care model that addresses local members' health care and health coordination needs. As of Sept. 30, 2015, 'Ohana serves approximately 48,000 Medicaid members, 11,000 Medicare Advantage members, and 600 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Hawaii. For more information about 'Ohana, please visit the company's website at www.ohanahealthplan.com.

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