CareSource Offering Two New Marketplace plans in Ohio for 2017

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DAYTON, OHIO, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareSource, a nonprofit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, will offer two new plan options to Marketplace consumers in Ohio for 2017. The two new plans, CareSource Simple Choice and CareSource Silver Low Premium, were created in response to consumer feedback that indicated a desire for low premiums and uncomplicated benefits.

CareSource Simple Choice is a standard federal plan with uniform features to make it easy for consumers to navigate the complexities of health insurance. The CareSource Marketplace Silver Low Premium plan offers an alternative to consumers who are experiencing premium increases while still providing the benefits of popular silver plans. Existing CareSource plans, formerly called CareSource Just4Me, remain some of the best value options offered in the company’s service area, which includes 51 counties in Ohio.

CareSource health care coverage is expanding geographically with approximately 40 percent more counties across 4 states and will provide coverage in 232 counties for 2017. During last year’s open enrollment cycle, CareSource enrolled more than 124,000 members. For 2017, the company is projecting to enroll 50,000 to 75,000 new members across its service area. Nearly 10,000 Ohioans will be automatically assigned to CareSource due to their current plan leaving the market.

“CareSource remains committed to those who purchase health insurance through the exchange, it is central to our mission of improving the health and well-being of our consumers. The Marketplace gives us the opportunity to fill a need among Ohioans who were previously without coverage. We know the landscape has changed significantly for this open enrollment period, and it is important that all Ohioans explore their options to find the best plan for their family,” said Steve Ringel, President, Ohio Market at CareSource.

About CareSource

CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 3,100 employees. CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

For more, visit caresource.com, follow @caresource on Twitter, or like CareSource on Facebook.

Fran RobinsonManager, Media Relations937-531-2374

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