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Amerigroup Georgia is Making Healthcare Simpler and More Accessible by Offering Additional Benefits for Families

June 5, 2018

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia today announced that it is adding additional benefits to help support its families at no cost. The new benefits include free items such as diapers, school clothing and car seats and are part of Amerigroup’s continued efforts to simplify healthcare and increase access to care, as well as address daily challenges consumers may face to improve overall health outcomes. These new benefits become available July 1, and have been chosen to address diverse needs that impact consumers of all ages.

“Amerigroup is deeply committed to helping Georgia families and individuals to improve their health and wellbeing, so we continually invest in new programs and partnerships that not only ensure access to healthcare, but also to life essentials that support healthy living,” said Mel Lindsey, Amerigroup Georgia’s health plan president.

Amerigroup families with babies and toddlers will be eligible to receive free diapers after the baby’s first well infant check-up is completed, and free car seats will be provided to expectant moms enrolled in OB case management. Also, free potty training seats will be provided once a child’s two-year well child check-up is completed. New benefits aimed at helping families with school-aged youth break down barriers that can hinder academic success include free back-to-school clothing and $25 Old Navy or Footlocker gift cards for 9th to 12th graders who earn all A’s on their report card. Additionally, consumers who are over the age of 18 and attending college will be able to access extra support through free oil changes completed by Amerigroup’s participating auto care partners across the state of Georgia.

These new value added benefits are being offered in addition to the broad portfolio of benefits Amerigroup Georgia currently offers its consumers, such as free dental cleanings, eye exams, weight management, pest control and bedding for asthma programs and more. Access to benefits is based on eligibility.

To learn more about Amerigroup Georgia and its plan benefits, visit http://chooseagp.com. To learn more about enrolling in Amerigroup Georgia and the state’s enrollment anniversary period, which begins June 1 and runs until June 30, contact Georgia Families or visit: https://www.georgia-families.com/GASelfService/en_US/home.htm.

ABOUT AMERIGROUP COMMUNITY CARE OF GEORGIA

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more than 380,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Georgia provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For more information about Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, visit www.myamerigroup.com/ga.

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CONTACT: AMERIGROUP MEDIA CONTACT:

Amanda Stamper

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Email:amanda.stamper@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SENIORS WOMEN EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY OTHER EDUCATION HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION PHILANTHROPY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BABY/MATERNITY CHILDREN PARENTING INSURANCE TEENS PRESCHOOL OTHER PHILANTHROPY CONSUMER FAMILY FOUNDATION GENERAL HEALTH MEN MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia

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PUB: 06/05/2018 09:00 AM/DISC: 06/05/2018 09:01 AM

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