WellCare Offers New Over-The-Counter Benefit To Its South Carolina Medicaid Members

WellCare is now offering a $120 credit per family, per year towards over-the-counter (OTC) items as part of its Medicaid program benefits in South Carolina.

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“We are committed to continually improving the services that we provide to our members to assist them in achieving and maintaining optimal health,” said Dave Shafer, state president, WellCare of South Carolina.

Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) is now offering a $120 credit per family, per year towards over-the-counter (OTC) items as part of its Medicaid program benefits in South Carolina. The benefit can be used to get more than 150 items – including vitamins, pain relievers, cold and allergy medicines, baby wipes, and diapers – at no cost to members.

WellCare of South Carolina Medicaid members continue to receive additional expanded benefits that include gift cards to CVS pharmacy for engaging in activities that support better health outcomes, such as seeing a primary care provider within 90 days of joining the health plan; and complimentary diapers for members who complete their postpartum appointments and get the recommended childhood immunizations.

“We are committed to continually improving the services that we provide to our members to assist them in achieving and maintaining optimal health,” said Dave Shafer, state president, WellCare of South Carolina. “Our enhanced benefits are designed to positively impact the health of our South Carolina Medicaid members, and ultimately can help to reduce the long-term costs of health care.”

The OTC items are mailed free of charge to members and can be obtained via WellCare customer service at 1-888-588-9842 (TTY/TDD 1-877-247-6272) or via WellCare’s secure member portal at http://www.southcarolina.wellcare.com.

As of June 30, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 69,000 Medicaid members, 24,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 3,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., 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 3.9 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.


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