Monthly Archive: July 2011

What to Do If You Are Pregnant

  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 …

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Keeping the Doctor You Like

  If you go to a doctor now who knows you and your family– we want you to be able to keep going to that doctor to get your Medicaid health services. We understand how important that relationship is, and we want you to be able to keep going to the same doctor if you …

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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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PeachCare for Kids

  PeachCare for Kids is a low-cost health insurance for children. This is the way that Georgia takes care of Georgia’s uninsured kids. Georgia children through the age of 18, who do not qualify for Medicaid, may qualify for PeachCare. They must be U.S. citizens, certain qualified legal residents, refugees or asylees who reside in Georgia. There …

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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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The Georgia Families Website

  The Georgia Families website has lots of good information on it! You can learn all about the program there. You can even make some choices right online. Go to the Home Page and choose the things you’re interested in. Click to see these blogs, or visit our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.  You’ll …

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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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