UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has expanded its service area to include four additional Wisconsin counties where it offers health care coverage for individuals and families enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI.
Effective July 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare's Community Health Plan is now available in Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk counties.
BadgerCare Plus is for pregnant women, children to age 19 and adults who meet income requirements. Medicaid SSI is for Wisconsin residents who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and offers extra support to adults with special health care needs or a disability. These programs offer comprehensive health coverage – including preventive care, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services – often at low or no cost.
People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Community Plans have access to:
- Wellness programs such as Healthy First Steps, as well as nurse outreach and support for beneficiaries who may need additional assistance in managing chronic diseases including diabetes.
- "Baby Blocks," a free, online, interactive program designed to help pregnant women and new mothers with prenatal and well-baby care.
- Additional support through UnitedHealthcare's member-outreach programs that remind and encourage them to seek preventive care.
The four new services areas now bring UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to 60 counties in Wisconsin. They include: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Crawford, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green, Green Lake, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Rock, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve more Wisconsin residents by expanding service and providing innovative wellness programs that give people access to affordable, quality health care, particularly preventive care," said Pam Stahl, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. "We look forward to engaging with local health and other community-based organizations as we strive to help improve the health of our members and our communities."
To learn more about applying for health insurance, including BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/index.htm
UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1.6 million Wisconsin residents with a care provider network of
150 hospitals and more than 28,000 physicians and other health care professionals statewide.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.