Category Archive: Health plans

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: Your Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids ID Card 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 …

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Finding Health Plans in Your Area

  At Georgia Families, we want to help you join the health plan that’s right for you.  We understand that each of your family members may have different needs. Each of the four health plans are available state wide, so every member of your family will have a choice of health plans.  In addition, we’ve created a chart that …

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Reading the Health Plan Comparison Charts

  The health plan comparison charts are very, very important to use when you’re ready to join a health plan. We want to make sure you understand them completely. The first thing you need to know is that every health plan has the same basic Medicaid services. But each plan may have different “extras.” Extras may be …

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After Joining a Health Plan

  When you join Georgia Families, you will be signed up for a health plan. Remember, a health plan is a group of doctors, nurses, hospitals and others that work together to give health services to members. So thereafter, the health plan will send you a welcome packet. Open it right away! It is full of important information …

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Health Plan Extras

  Did you know that some of our health plans offer extras? All health plans provide Medicaid benefits, but some of them also offer extra health care services or programs. Some of those extras can be a great bonus for you and your family. Do you need glasses? Some plans offer free eye exams and …

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Contacting Health Plans

  One of the best things about being in a health plan is that you get answers when you need them. You can call your health plan’s Member Services number anytime, if you have a question. You can also get help finding doctors and specialists. Each health plan has its own special programs, so be …

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Eligible

  Eligible is a word that’s used in talking about health insurance. “Who is eligible for Medicaid” means “who qualifies for Medicaid?” To qualify, a person must be in a group that Medicaid covers. The person must also meet the Medicaid income limits. (The law tells what the groups are and what the limit is.) …

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Which Health Plan Should You Choose?

  It’s time to choose a health plan to get your Medicaid services. Remember, a health plan is a group of doctors, nurses, hospitals and others that work together to give health services to members. We at Georgia Families can help you choose by telling you which extra services each plan offers.  You should pick the …

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Some Medicaid Members Cannot Join Health Plans

  Most Medicaid and all PeachCare for Kids members must enroll in a Georgia Families health plan to get their Medicaid health care services. Georgia Families is only for members already enrolled in Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids. If you want to apply for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids, call or visit your county DFCS …

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Changing Health Plans

  If you want to change health plans, you can do it — but only during certain times. Read this blog to find out when and how to change plans. Enrollment means signing up for (or joining). When you enroll in a health plan, you sign up for the plan through Georgia Families. When you …

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