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WellCare of Nebraska Offers Unique Medicaid Benefits During Open Enrollment Period for Families and Children to Promote Good Health

Company Release - 11/1/2018 8:30 AM ET

LINCOLN, Neb. and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), will offer Nebraska's Heritage Health Medicaid members various unique benefits and services to help them get and stay healthy during the 2019 plan year.

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During the 2019 Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018, Medicaid-eligible adults and children can 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 at no cost, including:

  • 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 families or friends to take members to appointments, over-the-counter (OTC) 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.

"At WellCare, we design innovative benefits and services specifically with our members in mind to support their diverse health needs and help them live better, healthier lives," said Lauralie Rubel, state president, WellCare of Nebraska.

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

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2018. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at

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