|[February 16, 2017]
Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Expands its BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid Services to 24 Additional Wisconsin Counties
Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield of Wisconsin (Anthem) announced today
that it has received approval from the Wisconsin Department of Health
Services (DHS) to expand its service area to 24 additional Wisconsin
counties where it offers health care coverage for individuals and
families enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI.
Effective February 1, 2017, members living in Adams, Buffalo, Burnett,
Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Douglas, Eau Claire, Grant, Green,
Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe,
Pierce, Richland, Sauk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Washburn
counties will have access to Anthem's services 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'e 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."
BadgerCare Plus is for pregnant women, children age 19 and under, 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.
With this expansion, Anthem now serves BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid SSI
members in 59 Wisconsin counties.
About Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield of Wisconsin
Anthem is one of 18 health insurance companies in Wisconsin offering
BadgerCare Plus. Anthem is one of 10 health insurance companies in
Wisconsin offering Medicaid SSI.
For more information on Anthem's Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid
programs, please visit www.anthem.com/wimedicaid.
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