LINCOLN, Neb. and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE : WCG ), will offer Nebraska's Heritage Health Medicaid members various unique benefits and services to help them stay healthy.
During the 2018 Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017, Medicaid-eligible adults and children will be able to select WellCare as their health plan, providing access to preventive care and wellness resources. In addition to 100 percent coverage of immunizations, pregnancy services, hospital services, home healthcare services, and emergency/urgent care, the plan also provides special added benefits to improve quality of life.
Examples of other benefits WellCare offers at no cost, include:
- Car seats for pregnant members
- Lifeline mobile phones
- Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts annual memberships for members ages 6 to 18
- Steps2Success job trainings
- Personal finance training
- GED testing
- Healthy Rewards Program which provides gift card rewards for members participating in wellness visits and preventive care
WellCare 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 $120 worth of OTC items per household every year), and a discount card for items such as groceries and household supplies.
"WellCare is dedicated to providing the innovative services our members need, when they need it most," said Lauralie Rubel, president of WellCare of Nebraska. "With more than 30 years of experience, we effectively manage our members care in order to promote the strongest possible health outcomes."
During Open Enrollment, WellCare associates are available at the organization's Welcome Rooms located in Kearney, Norfolk, Omaha and Scottsbluff, to provide answers to any OEP-related inquiries.
Heritage Health is the state's healthcare delivery system that integrates Nebraska's current physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members. For more information on Nebraska Heritage Health, visit www.neheritagehealth.com.
As of Sept. 30, 2017, WellCare of Nebraska serves approximately 86,000 members in Nebraska, including 79,000 Medicaid members and 7,000 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. The company serves approximately 4.3 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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