WellCare launches WellCare Works

From Medical News:

WellCare of Kentucky will be offering a new online program to help members find social services and get jobs.

The program, called WellCare Works, will be accessible through WellCare’s member portal and backed by a phone help line. The program is designed not only to help members find jobs, but to complete degrees or find meaningful volunteer work. WellCare of Kentucky is part of WellCare Health Plans.

WellCare serves approximately 445,000 Medicaid members, 14,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 33,000 Medicare PrescriptionDrug Plan members in Kentucky, as of March 31.

The program will use “unique digital platforms” to help members prepare for finding jobs, including help with developing resumes, preparing for interviews and accessing one-on-one coaching. The platform also includes a registry of more than 485,000 social support resources, including childcare, food, housing, transportation and utility assistance—critical to achieving positive health outcomes.

The launch of WellCare Works, with its emphasis on community engagement and relief for social determinants of health, follows the health plan’s most recent recognition in that area. In June, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, named WellCare Health Plans as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America for 2019.

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