With the expansion, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin
will offer coverage options within the vast majority of counties in the
MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin (Anthem) announced today
that it has received approval from the Wisconsin Department of Health
Services (DHS) to expanded its Medicaid service offerings for BadgerCare
Plus and Medicaid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to 24 additional
counties in the state. Effective February 1, 2017, Wisconsinites living
in Adams, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Douglas, Eau
Claire, Grant, Green, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, La Fayette, Lincoln,
Marathon, Monroe, Pierce, Richland, Sauk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon
and Washburn counties will have access to Anthem offerings.
“One of our top priorities at Anthem is to ensure our members have
access to high-quality health care services,” said Leon Lamoreaux,
Anthem Medicaid plan president in Wisconsin. “We’re thrilled to be
expanding our services into these 24 additional counties and we look
forward to continuing our work with the State of Wisconsin to make a
positive impact in the health and lives of area residents.
As part of this expansion, people living in these 24 additional counties
will now have access to Anthem’s services. The expansion will be
available to parents and caretakers of children under 18 years of age or
dependent 18 year olds at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty
Level (FPL), pregnant women at or below 300 percent of the FPL, children
(ages 18 and younger) with household incomes at or below 300 percent of
the FPL, childless adults at or below 100 percent of the FPL and
transitional medical assistance individuals, with incomes over 100
percent of the FPL.
BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI members who are eligible for managed
care may select the health insurance company that they want to
administer their benefits, such as Anthem. Individuals who do not make a
selection are auto-assigned to a benefits administrator by DHS.
With this expansion, Anthem now serves BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI
members in nearly 60 Wisconsin counties.
About Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Anthem serves approximately 86,000 BadgerCare Plus members. Anthem
administers BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI benefits on behalf of DHS.
BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income
Wisconsin residents. Anthem is one of 18 health insurance companies in
Wisconsin administering BadgerCare Plus benefits.
Medicaid SSI is a government program that provides stipends to
low-income people who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. These
individuals automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage. Anthem is one
of 10 health insurance companies in Wisconsin administering Medicaid SSI
For more information on Anthem’s Wisconsin Medicaid programs, please
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