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Healthy Connections Kids Terminated; Coverage Now Provided Under Medicaid

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As of October 1, 2010, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has terminated its Healthy Connections Kids (HCK) program. All HCK members have been transferred to SC Healthy Connections (SCHC) and are now receiving Medicaid benefits.

Absolute Total Care members in the HCK program have been automatically placed into the Medicaid program, requiring no action on their behalf. Providers previously serving our HCK members were also not required to take any action to continue as a participating provider.

However, Absolute Total Care is not approved for Medicaid in Abbeville County. HCK members in that county have been enrolled with another plan that is approved by SCDHHS.

New cards from both SC Healthy Connections and Absolute Total Care have been issued to members affected by this change. These cards should be presented at all office visits. These cards show that members are now covered under Medicaid.

Due to this recent change, you may have questions. Please call Healthy Connections Choices at 1-877-552-4642 (TTY 1-877-552-4670) or Absolute Total Care at 1-866-433-6041 (TTY 1-866-912-3609) for assistance.