Kansas Awards Contract to Serve People in State Medicaid Program to UnitedHealthcare

Medicaid beneficiaries statewide have continued access to UnitedHealthcare medical and prescription drug plans, and preventive-health and wellness programs

TOPEKA, Kan.--()--The State of Kansas selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas as one of three managed care organizations administering KanCare, the statewide Medicaid program, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will continue to offer health benefit plans for adults and children who may qualify for KanCare, including access to the plan’s care provider network and health and wellness programs. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offers comprehensive health coverage – including preventive care, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services – often at low or no cost.

“Since 2013, we have been honored to work with the state of Kansas to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have access to personalized, cost-effective health care that can enhance their well-being and quality of life,” said Kevin Sparks, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas. “We appreciate the state’s rigorous and fair proposal process and look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our Medicaid plan participants throughout Kansas.”

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 135,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas and nearly 300,000 Kansans enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare health plans.

For more information, call 1-877-542-9238, TTY: 711 or visit uhccommunityplan.com/ks.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Ellen O’Brien, 612-597-0734
ellen.obrien@uhc.com

Release Summary

Kansas selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan as one of three managed care organizations administering KanCare, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Ellen O’Brien, 612-597-0734
ellen.obrien@uhc.com