Eighteen Counties in South Carolina Added to Ambetter from Absolute Total Care Insurance Coverage

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From Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2020, South Carolinians in 30 counties can enroll in Ambetter healthcare coverage

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace in South Carolina runs from November 1 through December 15. This year, Ambetter from Absolute Total Care is available to South Carolina residents in 30 counties through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place an extra emphasis on health, Absolute Total Care continues to offer a variety of health insurance offerings that are among the most affordable in the state.

"During the COVID-19 pandemic, people rely on health insurance to provide a sense of security and peace of mind that they're covered," said John McClellan, President and CEO, Absolute Total Care. "As part of the nation's Number 1 Marketplace insurer, Ambetter from Absolute Total Care has the experience and resources to help people when it matters most, and now we're pleased to provide that same dependable coverage to more people across the state."

Ambetter from Absolute Total Care offers increased value, convenient services, and benefits that help make health insurance fit within people's lives. For those impacted by job loss during the pandemic, Ambetter from Absolute Total Care provides an alternative that is often more affordable than COBRA, the health insurance program that allows people to continue their employer-provided coverage. While COBRA maintains a person's existing coverage, they will pay 100% of the cost plus an additional 2% in administrative costs, and subsidies are not available to reduce costs. COBRA will also eventually expire, requiring a person to seek new coverage.

Valuable Rewards Program

Members have access to the My Health Pays® program, where they can earn points for practicing healthy eating habits, moving more, saving smart, and being well. Through the program, members can complete health-related activities and challenges. Members can earn $500 in rewards* in 2021. These rewards can be used for health-related expenses such as copays, deductibles, and more. My Health Pays® also allows members to set and reach health goals at their own pace by providing seasonal suggestions for activities and guidance to help stay on track.

Online Enrollment Assistance

Through the Ambetter from Absolute Total Care website, people can browse and compare coverage options, determine their eligibility for financial subsidies, and directly enroll in coverage – all from one place. The platform is built for mobile access as well, so people can enroll using their smartphones. If a person is unable to complete enrollment all at once, the system will save their progress and provide reminders to finish enrollment at their convenience.

Access to Telehealth

Ambetter Telehealth provides convenient, 24-hour access to in-network Ambetter healthcare providers for non-emergency health issues. With a $0 copay**, members can get medical advice, a diagnosis, or a prescription via phone or video, without having to leave their homes. The service also allows them to upload images that can support their doctor consultation, and a summary of the visit can be shared with their primary care provider.

Affordable and Reliable Coverage

Ambetter from Absolute Total Care provides coverage for all of the essential health benefits, including preventive and wellness services, maternity and newborn care, pediatric services, mental health, hospitalizations, prescription drug coverage, and more. Plans also include dental and vision coverage. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ambetter from Absolute Total Care also covers the cost of COVID-19 tests and the associated physician's visit when medically appropriate.

Absolute Total Care has been serving South Carolina since 2007 and currently serves more than 150,000 members across its Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid, and Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Below is the full list of counties in which Ambetter from Absolute Total Care will be offered:

• Abbeville

• Chesterfield

• Hampton

• Aiken

• Clarendon

• Horry

• Allendale

• Colleton

• Jasper

• Bamberg

• Darlington

• Lancaster

• Barnwell

• Dillon

• Marion

• Beaufort

• Dorchester

• Marlboro

• Berkeley

• Edgefield

• McCormick

• Calhoun

• Florence

• Orangeburg

• Charleston

• Georgetown

• Williamsburg

• Chester

• Greenwood

• York

South Carolina residents interested in learning more about Ambetter from Absolute Total Care or enrolling in a health plan during the open enrollment period may visit www.Ambetter.AbsoluteTotalCare.com.

*Restrictions apply. Members must qualify for and complete all activities to receive $500 or more. Login to your member portal at Member.AmbetterHealth.com for specifics.

**$0 copays are for in-network medical care. Ambetter does not provide medical care. Medical care is provided by individual providers. $0 Telehealth copay does not apply to plans with HSA until the deductible is met. Click here for more information.

About Absolute Total Care

Absolute Total Care® is a health maintenance organization that has been providing services in South Carolina since 2007. Absolute Total Care is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise. Information regarding Absolute Total Care is available at www.absolutetotalcare.com.

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