Most Medicaid recipients can switch their managed care company from now through Oct. 19

Medicaid recipients in 104 counties who want to change who provides their managed care will have an opportunity to do so during open enrollment now through Oct. 19.

Letters are being sent out by the Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services to inform recipients about the open enrollment option. These recipients can choose from three companies: Coventry Cares, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and WellCare of Kentucky. There is no cost to switch coverage. Those who want to keep their current coverage do not need to take action.
Recipients who want more information about their coverage options and provider networks can reach their managed care organization by phone. The numbers are:
• Coventry Cares: 855-300-5528
• Kentucky Spirit Health Plan: 866-643-3153
• WellCare of Kentucky: 877-389-9457
The open enrollment does not apply to people who live in the region of the state covered by Passport Health Plan, which includes Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.
All changes will take effect Nov. 1. Once enrolled, the member will have 90 days to change to a different MCO, but after that period will have to wait until the next open enrollment period. (Read more)

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