‘Ohana Opens Welcome Room In Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Honolulu Welcome Room is 'Ohana's first Welcome Room in Hawaii.

The ‘Ohana Welcome Room is located on the island of Oahu in the Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-D, Honolulu, HI 96813. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The ‘Ohana Welcome Room is one way that we are offering face-to-face assistance to make it easier for our members and people across the community to access the information and tools they need to make important health care decisions.

‘Ohana Health Plan, a statewide provider of managed care services for Hawaii’s government-sponsored health care programs, recently opened its first Welcome Room in Hawaii. ‘Ohana’s Welcome Room is a neighborhood health care information, education and sales center that is open to the public and staffed by ‘Ohana associates who can answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid health plans, and eligibility for ‘Ohana plans.

The facility is designed to offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions, find out if they are eligible for extra benefits, get online to search for more information and enroll in an ‘Ohana health plan. The ‘Ohana Welcome Room also offers health educational seminars and community events.

“Every day we have the privilege of helping thousands of beneficiaries in the Honolulu area, and the ‘Ohana Welcome Room is one way that we are offering face-to-face assistance to make it easier for our members and people across the community to access the information and tools they need to make important health care decisions,” said Wendy Morriarty, state president, ‘Ohana Health Plan. “Currently, this facility’s staff is focused on being a valuable resource for the approximately 150,000 Medicare-eligible residents of the Honolulu area who are making plan choices during the Annual Election Period, which runs through December 7.”

The ‘Ohana Welcome Room is located on the island of Oahu in the Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-D, Honolulu, HI 96813. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the ‘Ohana Welcome Room and a schedule of upcoming events, call 808-587-6600.

As of September 30, 2013, ‘Ohana serves approximately 8,000 Medicare Advantage plan members, 38,000 Medicaid plan members and 1,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members across the state of Hawaii.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Ohana’s parent company, operates 23 Welcome Rooms throughout Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New York and Texas.

About ‘Ohana Health Plan
The ‘Ohana Health Plan, offered by a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., 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 2.8 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2013. ‘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. For more information about ‘Ohana, please visit the company's website at http://www.ohanahealthplan.com.

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Denise Malecki
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denise(dot)malecki(at)wellcare(dot)com

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