The Louisiana Department of Health selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to continue administering its Louisiana Medicaid program, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana is one of four managed care organizations awarded contracts to serve people enrolled in the Louisiana Medicaid program.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will continue to offer a health benefit plan for adults and children who may qualify for Louisiana Medicaid, including access to the plan's care provider network and health and wellness programs. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offers comprehensive health coverage - including preventive care, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other covered services.
"We are honored to have provided Medicaid coverage to Louisianans for the past seven years and look forward to our continued partnership with the state to continue to serve people," said Scott Waulters, interim CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana currently provides health care coverage to 420,000 Louisianans enrolled in Medicaid. Additionally, more than 510,000 Louisianans are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer, individual and Medicare plans.
For more information about UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana's health care coverage, call 1-844-445-0233, TTY: 711, or visit uhccommunityplan.com/la.
About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
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Sara Belfry UnitedHealthcare (952) 931-4081 Sara.Belfry@uhc.com