DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a nonprofit Ohio based health plan is preparing for the third year of open enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace with low premiums, an expanded footprint and an increased provider network.
CareSource continues to respond to the demand for health care coverage with its mission-based product CareSource Just4Me, which includes education and support for the total health and well-being of consumers.
In 2014, CareSource successfully enrolled more than 60,000 Ohioans in CareSource Just4Me plans and nearly 90,000 enrolled across three states. This enrollment season CareSource is projecting enrollment to reach 100,000 across the company's four state footprint of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and newly added West Virginia.
In Ohio, CareSource will increase its coverage area to 51 counties up from 43 in 2014 offering the lowest and second lowest premiums before subsidies as the company's average premium statewide will rise by about 3 percent.
"At CareSource, our focus has been to offer consumers affordable coverage with the lowest or second lowest premiums across the state and we are meeting that goal. We look forward to this third enrollment season because the demand for affordable health insurance continues. Our mission-based focus and target to consumers who are faced with financial challenges has helped CareSource remain one of the top choices for insurers," said Steve Ringel, Ohio Market President.
CareSource Just4Me - Network and Cost Effective Benefits
- Added 4,800 health partners statewide up from 21 percent
- 51 counties in Ohio up from 43 last year
- CareSource has the lowest or second lowest premium statewide
- Zero dollar copay for Primary Care Physician – Silver Plan
- Zero dollar copay for Generic Prescriptions –Silver Plan
CareSource is a leading, member-centric, regional nonprofit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. As one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans, CareSource serves more than 1.4 million consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and has a total workforce of 2,500 employees.
CareSource partners with states and the federal government to increase quality, decrease costs and ensure members have access to affordable health care. Most recently, CareSource expanded the footprint of its qualified health plan CareSource Just4Me to the state of West Virginia and launched a competitive Medicare Advantage plan in Kentucky and Indiana.
Building on a nationally recognized managed care model CareSource received a notice of intent to award a Medicaid managed care contract to serve consumers in the state of Georgia beginning July 2016.
CareSource is living its mission to make a difference in members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.
CareSource is led by its founding CEO Pamela Morris.
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