What is changing?
- Meridian and Harmony Medicaid plans are merging and will operate together as one plan in 2019:
-Effective January 1, 2019, Harmony members will be transitioned to Meridian’s Medicaid plan (MeridianHealth);
-Harmony’s MCO contract with HFS will conclude and the Harmony Medicaid plan will no longer operate after December 31, 2018.
- We are in the process of notifying Harmony Medicaid members that they will become Meridian members and will begin receiving Meridian-branded materials on January 1, 2019.
- The Harmony MCO contract with HFS will conclude at the end of 2018.
What is NOT changing?
- WellCare and Meridian Medicare plans will continue to operate separately in 2018 and 2019:
-The WellCare Medicare plan will not change and contracts remain in effect;
-The Meridian Medicare plan will not change and contracts remain in effect;
-The 2018 Medicare Advantage benefits for members enrolled in each plan remain as published and approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS);
-Medicare Advantage benefits for 2019 will be reflected in materials for the 2019 open enrollment period, October 15, 2018 – December 7, 2018 for a January 1, 2019 effective date.
- If you are currently a part of the Meridian network, nothing is changing. Your Meridian contract and your relationship with Meridian remains the same. If you are not currently a part of the Meridian network, a network representative will contact you to initiate a Meridian contract discussion. Our goal is to maintain all existing provider-member relationships.
We look forward to our continued partnership and working together to provide high-quality healthcare to individuals and families throughout Illinois.
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If you still have other questions or need support you may:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact your provider relations representative; or
- Contact Harmony Provider Relations or the Meridian Provider Services team:
Harmony Health Plan
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
MeridianHealth – Illinois
1-866-606-3700 (TTY 711) (Medicaid)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST