As the federal government allows more states to implement controversial work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries, managed care organizations are feeling the pressure to help their members find jobs or community service gigs.
WellCare to help Kentucky Medicaid members meet work requirement
There's a lot at stake for health plans: the more members they lose because of work and reporting requirements, the bigger the squeeze on their profit margins.
Medicaid insurer WellCare Health Plans' Kentucky subsidiary started thinking about ways to help its members maintain their eligibility for benefits when Kentucky became one of the first states to seek a waiver to impose work requirements on its Medicaid population. It came up with WellCare Works, a program meant to connect members to training and other resources to secure jobs, volunteer work or education opportunities.
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