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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Expands its BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid Services to 24 Additional Wisconsin Counties - February 25, 2017

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 2/16/17 - Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Expands its BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid Services to 24 Additional Wisconsin Counties

With the expansion, Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield of Wisconsin will offer coverage options within the vast majority of counties in the state.

MADISON, Wis.(BUSINESS WIRE) 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. Were 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.

Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield

James Freeman

215-756-2495

james.freeman2@anthem.com

Source: Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield of Wisconsin



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