Amerigroup Georgia is Improving Lives and Communities by Offering Additional Benefits for Families with Children

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Amerigroup Community Care in Georgia today announced that it is adding additional benefits to help support its families with children at no cost. The new benefits include free baby food, tutoring programs and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) preparation assistance and are part of Amerigroup’s mission to improve lives and communities. These new benefits become available July 1, and have been chosen to address diverse needs that impact families with children.

“Amerigroup is deeply committed to improving the lives of Georgia’s families and communities,” said Mel Lindsey, Amerigroup Georgia’s health plan president. “As a leader in coordinating Medicaid services across our State, we understand the needs of Georgia’s youth and families, including the extra support they need to achieve healthy living and academic success.”

Amerigroup families with babies will be eligible to receive free baby food when the 6-month infant check-up is completed. New benefits aimed at helping families with school-aged youth break down barriers that can hinder academic success include a tutoring program for eligible members in 7th grade, and a SAT® guide for eligible members in 11th & 12th grade.

These new value added benefits are being offered in addition to the broad portfolio of benefits Amerigroup Georgia currently offers its consumers, such as free dental cleanings, eye exams, weight management, pest control and bedding for asthma programs and more. Access to benefits is based on eligibility.