CHCcares of South Carolina Now Available in the South Carolina Healthy Connections...

Thu Jan 3, 2008 7:58am EST

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CHCcares of South Carolina Now Available in the South Carolina Healthy Connections Choices Program

           Medicaid Recipients can now enroll in new program
COLUMBIA, S.C.--(Business Wire)--WellPath of South Carolina, Inc. announced today that it received
final approval from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human
Services to begin enrolling Medicaid beneficiaries in its CHCcares of
South Carolina Medicaid product, a new Healthy Connections Choices
health plan. Healthy Connections Choices is a state program offering
managed care services to Medicaid recipients. In comparison to the
traditional Medicaid program, CHCcares of South Carolina offers
Medicaid recipients comprehensive medical and pharmacy benefits with
less out-of-pocket costs.

   Medicaid recipients who reside in Richland, Fairfield, Orangeburg
and Calhoun counties may immediately begin choosing CHCcares of South
Carolina. Additional counties are expected to be added into CHCcares
of South Carolina's coverage area throughout 2008.

   "We are very excited to provide Medicaid recipients with a new
alternative in the Healthy Connections Choices program," said Jan
Hodges, senior vice president of parent company Coventry Health Care,
Inc.'s State Government Programs. "We are offering recipients a great
health plan that includes no restrictions on the number of adult
doctor office visits, no restrictions on the number of prescriptions
filled, and no co-pays for prescription services, office visits, or
hospital stays."

   WellPath of South Carolina, Inc. is a managed care company based
in Columbia, S.C., and a subsidiary of Coventry Health Care, Inc.

   More information is available on the Internet at
www.chcsouthcarolina.com and www.scchoices.com.

WellPath of South Carolina, Inc.
Cathy Campbell
Communications
301-581-5496

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