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New Benefits for CountyCare Members!

CountyCare continues to add new, FREE benefits for our members. These can help you and your family stay healthy. New benefits can be found on this page. Check back here to learn more about new benefits CountyCare is offering!

We have great news for our CountyCare families. CountyCare now provides free diapers to children under two that are up to date on their shots. Children need shots to prevent disease and stay healthy. This is especially the case during the first two years of life.

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What is the CountyCare Free Diaper Program?

CountyCare members with babies up to two years old are now eligible to receive a monthly coupon for a free Jumbo Pack of Jewel-Osco Baby Basics diapers when their child is up to date on shots.

How does the program work?

Starting in late September 2018, every CountyCare family with a baby up to two years of age will be mailed a coupon for a free Jumbo Pack of Jewel-Osco Baby Basics diapers. The coupon can be used at any Jewel-Osco store in the Chicago-land area. As long as your baby is up to date on shots, you will continue to receive a coupon in the mail each month until your baby turns 2.

How will I know if my baby’s shots are up-to-date?

Your child’s doctor can tell you when your baby needs shots. To help you stay up to date, the coupon you receive in the mail each month will also include a schedule so you know which shots your child needs as they grow.

Do I need to sign up for the program?

You DO NOT need to sign up or register. All CountyCare families with a child under two will automatically be mailed a coupon for free diapers. We mail the coupon monthly when your baby’s shots are up to date. Coupons will be mailed starting in late September.

Can I use the coupon at any store? Can it be used for any brand?

The coupon can only be used at Jewel-Osco. The coupon is valid only for a Baby Basics Brand Jumbo Pack of diapers. They can be purchased at any Jewel Osco location in the Chicago-land area.

How do I use the coupon?

Choose the Baby Basics Jumbo Pack of diapers in the size you need and give the cashier the coupon at checkout at Jewel-Osco.

I have more than on child under two. Do I only get one coupon?

You will receive a coupon for each eligible child under two in the household. So if you have two children under two you will receive two coupons!

Do the coupons expire?

Yes, the coupons are only good for one month so make sure you get to the store to get them before it expires. The expiration date is printed at the top of the coupon so you will know when it can be used.

I have not received a diaper coupon. What should I do?

If you have moved and need to update your address, please call Member Services at 312-864-8200. If you think your child may not be up to date on shots, call your provider’s office to schedule a well-child visit.

How can I get more CountyCare Member Rewards?

CountyCare has lots of extra benefits to help you and your family stay healthy and save money! Go to www.countycare.com/rewardsprogram/ to learn more.

Here’s how to get your FREE diapers:

  • When your baby is on schedule for shots, CountyCare mails you a coupon for a Jewel-Osco Baby Basics Jumbo Pack of diapers each month.
  • The coupon can be used at any Jewel-Osco location in the Chicagoland area. The cashier will verify your coupon when you check out.
  • To help you stay up to date, the coupon will also include a schedule so you know which shots your child needs as they grow.
  • The best way to stay up-to-date on shots is to have regular well-child visits with your baby’s doctor.

All CountyCare families with a child under two will automatically receive a coupon for free diapers. You DO NOT need to register. We mail the coupon monthly when your baby’s shots are up to date. Coupons will be mailed starting in late September.

To get your monthly diapers coupon, we must have your correct address. If you have recently moved, call Member Services at 312-864-8200 to confirm we have your updated information.

County Care members may now be eligible for LASIK surgery at no cost. CountyCare is the first and only Medicaid plan in Illinois that covers LASIK surgery.

What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that is used to correct vision problems by re-shaping the corneas. It can be effective in fixing your vision for distance and astigmatism. It may not be as effective for correcting your vision seeing things near or close up. After surgery, you may no longer need contacts or glasses.

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What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK is a surgical procedure to correct vision problems by re-shaping the corneas. It can be effective in fixing your vision for distance and astigmatism. It may not be as effective for correcting your vision seeing things near or close up. After surgery, you may no longer need contacts or glasses. Starting in September, CountyCare members who qualify are eligible to have LASIK surgery free of charge.

Is the procedure safe? Are there any risks?

While LASIK has been shown to be safe and effective, there can be complications or side effects. Make sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your eye doctor or your primary care provider (PCP).

How do I know if LASIK is right for me?

You will need a series of examinations to confirm that you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. First, you need to schedule an appointment with any eye doctor in the CountyCare network for a general eye exam. If that provider believes LASIK may be appropriate, an eye care specialist with LASIK training will examine your eyes and decide if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery.

Patients who might be eligible:

  • Are 21 to 50 years old*
  • Are in good general health
  • Have no health issues affecting eyes
  • Have no active eye conditions that may affect healing
  • Have a stable vision prescription for at least one year
  • Do not have severe dry eye or advanced glaucoma
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Do not have uncontrolled diabetes

*Members over 50 years old with no indication of cataracts, and who meet the health criteria, may be eligible for LASIK surgery and should schedule a general eye exam with an in-network doctor to complete the LASIK Evaluation Form

I’m healthy now but have been recently sick. Should I be able to get the surgery?

You will need a series of examinations to confirm that you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

I haven’t decided which Medicaid plan I’ll choose for next year. Is LASIK surgery covered by other insurers?

CountyCare is the first and only Medicaid plan in Illinois to cover LASIK surgery.

Will I have a copayment or other costs?

There are no costs to members for the exams and surgery. You must be a CountyCare member the day of surgery to be covered.

Can I have the surgery at my local hospital?

CountyCare only covers LASIK when the procedure is performed at Provident Hospital Eye Clinic. If you are eligible, your LASIK surgery will be scheduled within 30 days of your exam.

Can my primary care provider (PCP) test to see if LASIK is right for me?

No. You will need to see an eye doctor to confirm if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery.

Do I need a referral?

You do not need a referral from a PCP but your eye doctor will need to do an exam and complete the LASIK Evaluation Form.

Can you send me the LASIK Evaluation Form?

It can be found on the Member Resources page on www.countycare.com. If you do not have a printer, you can call CountyCare Member Services to have a form mailed to you.

How long do the effects last? Will I need to have another surgery over time?

If you are approved for the eye doctor exam, the doctor will tell you about the long-term effects of the surgery.

This is a big decision. How can I learn more?

Please talk with your PCP and eye doctor about the surgery. You can also call CountyCare member services at 312-864-8200 for details or if you have questions about the evaluation process.

Who's eligible?

You will go through an eye exam and a refractive exam to determine if you are a candidate. Only a trained eye care doctor can tell you if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. You must also be a CountyCare member the day of surgery to be covered. All LASIK Eye Surgery procedures will be performed at Provident Hospital Eye Clinic.

Patients who might be eligible:
  • Are 21 to 50 years old*
  • Are In good general health
  • Have no health issues affecting eyes
  • Have no active eye conditions which may affect healing
  • Have a stable vision prescription for at least one year
  • Do not have severe dry eye or advanced glaucoma
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Do not have uncontrolled diabetes

*Members over 50 years old with no indication of cataracts, and who meet the health criteria, may be eligible for LASIK surgery and should schedule a general eye exam with an in-network doctor to complete the LASIK Evaluation Form

Is LASIK surgery right for you?

While LASIK has been shown to be safe and effective, there can be complications or side effects. Make sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Interested? Here’s what to do:

  • Print the LASIK evaluation form from the CountyCare website or call CountyCare member services as 312-864-8200 to have the form sent to you.
  • Make an appointment for a general eye exam with an eye doctor who is in the CountyCare network. Find a CountyCare eye doctor here. Be sure to fill out all of your information on the LASIK evaluation form and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • If no issues come up on your first eye exam, you will be contacted to schedule a Refractive Eye exam. This is a pre-surgery exam to determine if LASIK is right for you.
  • If you are determined to be eligible your LASIK surgery will be scheduled within 30 days of your exam.

Call CountyCare member services at 312-864-8200 for details or if you have questions.


  

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