IRS Form 1095-B

Did you know that as a part of the Affordable Care Act, an IRS Form 1095-B will be provided by Georgia Medicaid to all members early next year?

This form is used to report that you had health coverage through Georgia Medicaid during the tax year.  In order to ensure that you receive the form timely, you can consent to have the form delivered to you electronically through the Georgia Medicaid website.  If you choose to receive the form electronically, and you are already registered on the Georgia Medicaid website, please update your email address.  You can provide your consent and review a list of Frequently Asked Questions by going to www.mmis.georgia.gov under the member information tab.

Consenting to electronic delivery will ensure that you receive your form in time to assist you in filing your taxes for the upcoming tax year.

Do you still have questions about this tax form?  Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private.  Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

IRS Form 1095-B

Did you know that as a part of the Affordable Care Act, an IRS Form 1095-B will be provided by Georgia Medicaid to all members early next year?

This form is used to report that you had health coverage through Georgia Medicaid during the tax year.  In order to ensure that you receive the form timely, you can consent to have the form delivered to you electronically through the Georgia Medicaid website.  If you choose to receive the form electronically, and you are already registered on the Georgia Medicaid website, please update your email address.  You can provide your consent and review a list of Frequently Asked Questions by going to www.mmis.georgia.gov under the member information tab.

Consenting to electronic delivery will ensure that you receive your form in time to assist you in filing your taxes for the upcoming tax year.

Do you still have questions about this tax form?  Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private.  Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

IRS Form 1095-B

Did you know that as a part of the Affordable Care Act, an IRS Form 1095-B will be provided by Georgia Medicaid to all members early next year?

This form is used to report that you had health coverage through Georgia Medicaid during the tax year.  In order to ensure that you receive the form timely, you can consent to have the form delivered to you electronically through the Georgia Medicaid website.  If you choose to receive the form electronically, and you are already registered on the Georgia Medicaid website, please update your email address.  You can provide your consent and review a list of Frequently Asked Questions by going to www.mmis.georgia.gov under the member information tab.

Consenting to electronic delivery will ensure that you receive your form in time to assist you in filing your taxes for the upcoming tax year.

Do you still have questions about this tax form?  Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private.  Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

Tips on Keeping Your Child Healthy

We want to help you keep your child healthy and strong!  Below are some great tips for keeping your child fit: 

  • Take your child to the doctor for regular checkups.  Your doctor knows your child best.  The doctor’s office is the best place for your child to receive regular checkups.
  • Keep your appointments.  Call the doctor to cancel if you can’t keep an appointment.
  • Call and schedule rides to your appointments when a ride is needed.
  • Take snacks and books with you to the doctor.  You and your child may have to wait for the appointment.
  • Keep a record of your child’s shots.  You can ask the doctor to give you a copy of the record.
  • Make a list of questions for the doctor before your visit.  Remember to ask the doctor the questions.

 

What to expect when you visit your child’s doctor?

Doctors and nurses will ask your child and you questions about your child’s medical history.  The doctor will check your child to make sure everything is okay and that they are growing properly.  Your child will get shots and the doctor will make sure your child can hear and see properly.

Remember your list of questions that you prepared the day before the checkup?  Ask the doctor all of the questions before your child’s visit is over.  Your doctor will also ask you about taking your child to the dentist for regular checkups.

Doctors and nurses will help you find other services your child needs. Their office staff can even help you to schedule rides and appointments.

 

What’s on your mind? Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

Lost Medicaid or Health Plan ID Cards

It’s very important that each member of Georgia Families take two identification cards with them every time they go to see the doctor:

  1. Your Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids ID Card
  2. Your Health Plan ID Card 

These cards help Medicaid and your health plan keep track of the services provided to you, and your children.  Also, it’s very important that the information on these cards is correct and that you take them with you each and every time.

Did you lose your ID cards?

Well, we here at Georgia Families cannot mail you a Medicaid ID card.  Rather, these cards will be sent to you directly from Medicaid.  So, in order to get more information about replacing a lost Medicaid ID card, please call Medicaid’s Member Services at 1-866-211-0950

Also, if you need to replace your Health Plan ID card, just give your health plan a call and they will send you a new one quickly.  

Do you still have questions about lost cards? Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

Member Surveys

Were you randomly chosen to participate in the survey regarding Georgia Families and your enrollment experience?  If so, please take the time to complete the survey form and return it to us.

We use your feedback to improve our website, enrollment materials, outreach sessions, call center and overall customer satisfaction.  Basically, completing this survey will help us better serve you!

If you get a survey in the mail, complete the form and mail, or fax it back to us! 

There is a postage paid envelope enclosed for your convenience when returning the survey by mail, so there will be no cost to you.  Or, if you would like help filling out the survey, please call us and someone will help you complete the form over the phone.

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Still have questions about Georgia Families?  Visit us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about our program! 

Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

Newborns

Congratulations on your newborn!  Here at Georgia Families we want you and your baby to remain happy and healthy.  This is why it is important for you to choose a health plan that is right for you both from the start.

Some health plans offer extra benefits for new moms!  Some of them are:

  • Special programs like community baby showers
  • Reward cards and incentive programs
  • Discounts for vitamins
  • Baby items like free strollers
  • Breast pumps for nursing

Don’t forget to check to your comparison charts for a complete list of extras services offered by each health plan!

Also, did you know that when your baby is born, the child will automatically be enrolled into your (the baby’s mother’s) health plan starting on the baby’s date of birth? 

You will then have 90 days from the baby’s date of birth to make a one-time change if you choose to.  But on the 91st day, if no changes are made, your child will stay in that health plan until the next year.

If you have more questions about this, please call our call center and speak with one of our counselors!  You can also find more information on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you still have questions about the Georgia Families program? Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

Creating an Online Profile

You can create an online profile to help manage your own Georgia Families’ information.  Members who have an online profile are allowed to:

  • Update their telephone number
  • Update their address information
  • Enroll into a health plan
  • Select a Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • Transfer health plans
  • Send secure emails to Georgia Families

Now that you know about the advantages of having an online profile, would you like to create one?  It’s easy to do!

  1. Click “New Member Enrollment” on the left side of the homepage.
  2. Enter the member’s Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids I.D. number. (This is the number that begins with 111… or  222…)
  3. Enter the member’s last name.
  4. Enter the “initial password” into the last space. (The “initial password” is found on the first letter you received from Georgia Families about enrolling. If you have misplaced this letter, please call our enrollment center at 1-888-GA-ENROLL.)
  5. Click “Submit”

 

 

Do you still have questions about creating an online profile? Write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com. Remember that comments and email are not private. Do not write comments or send email with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

New Interactive Blog

Welcome to the new Georgia Families interactive blog! 

What do we mean by “interactive”?  Well, with this new and exciting way to blog, you may now leave us comments or ask us important questions and get our feedback!  It’s quick, it’s fun and it’s easy!

We want to hear from you! 

We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your opinions about our program and services.  And our new interactive blog is a perfect way to start our conversation!

Please remember not to put anything private in a blog post to us or to anyone else; don’t send your Social Security Number, your Medicaid ID number, or anything you don’t want the whole world to see.  Keep your personal health information private!

So, check our interactive blog for updates regarding Georgia Families events, program changes, and other information to make the most of your health plan selection.

Some upcoming blog topics to look for are:

  • Special Children’s Programs
  • Member Surveys
  • Creating an Online Profile

Let us know what topics you’re interested in learning more about!

Something on your mind?  Simply write a comment below or send an email to blog@georgia-families.com.  Remember that comments and email are not private.  Do not write comments or send emails with personal information in it such as your Social Security or account numbers.

What to Do If You Are Pregnant

 

Woman looking at a calendar.Congratulations! Pregnancy can be a magical time for moms-to-be. It is also an important time for your baby’s health. At Georgia Families we want you and your baby to be happy and healthy, and we want to make sure you get pregnancy care right from the start.

If you are already on Medicaid and enrolled in Georgia Families when you find out you are pregnant, ask your doctor how to take care of yourself and your baby, and how often to come for pregnancy (prenatal) care.

If you are choosing a health plan and you want to keep seeing the doctor you have now during pregnancy, ask your doctor which health plan you should join. Remember that when you choose a health plan, you are choosing a group of doctors and clinics. Your doctor has to work with the health plan you join if you want to keeping seeing him or her.

The sooner you go to a doctor after you find out you’re pregnant, the better chance you have of staying healthy and having a healthy baby. Call our call center if you have questions or if you need help choosing the right health plan for you.

Some health plans even offer extra benefits for expectant moms! Some of them are:

  • Special programs like community baby showers
  • Reward cards and incentive programs
  • Discounts for vitamins
  • Baby items like free strollers
  • Breast pumps for nursing

Make sure you are taking advantage of every health care benefit, so that you and your baby get the best possible start. Talk to your doctor or call our call center as soon as you find out you are expecting! You can also find some answers on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Do you have a topic you’d like us to write about in a blog? Send us an email at blog@georgia-families.com. Please know that email is not private. Messages you send can be copied or read by others. If you send us an email, this tells us that you know and accept the risks. You may email us, but please consider calling, faxing, or sending us a letter if you want to send personal health information (PHI). PHI includes a Medicaid ID number, Social Security number and a member’s medical information.

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