UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk Counties

  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan now serves residents in 60
    Wisconsin counties
  • Plan participants have access to innovative wellness and
    member-outreach programs, and “Baby Blocks” for expectant mothers and

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has expanded its service area to include
four additional Wisconsin counties where it offers health care coverage
for individuals and families enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid

Effective July 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare’s Community Health Plan is now
available in Adams, Columbia, Dane and Sauk counties.

BadgerCare Plus is for pregnant women, children to age 19 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. These programs
offer comprehensive health coverage – including preventive care, primary
care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services – often at low
or no cost.

People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Community Plans have access to:

  • Wellness programs such as Healthy First Steps, as well as nurse
    outreach and support for beneficiaries who may need additional
    assistance in managing chronic diseases including diabetes.
  • “Baby Blocks,” a free, online, interactive program designed to help
    pregnant women and new mothers with prenatal and well-baby care.
  • Additional support through UnitedHealthcare’s member-outreach programs
    that remind and encourage them to seek preventive care.

The four new services areas now bring UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to
60 counties in Wisconsin. They include: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield,
Brown, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Crawford, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Eau
Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green, Green Lake, Jefferson,
Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon,
Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida,
Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Rock, Sawyer,
Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas,
Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago
and Wood.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to serve more Wisconsin residents
by expanding service and providing innovative wellness programs that
give people access to affordable, quality health care, particularly
preventive care,” said Pam Stahl, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
of Wisconsin. “We look forward to engaging with local health and other
community-based organizations as we strive to help improve the health of
our members and our communities.”

To learn more about applying for health insurance, including BadgerCare
Plus and Medicaid SSI through the Wisconsin Department of Health
Services (DHS), visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/index.htm.

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1.6 million Wisconsin residents with a
care provider network of 150 hospitals and more than 28,000 physicians
and other health care professionals statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare
is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by
simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care
providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees
and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and
contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and
6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare
is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a
diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more
information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
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