Kentucky Preps Medicaid Rebid, Giving Anthem, Passport Another Shot at Retaining Business

The five insurers that were selected for new statewide contracts with Kentucky’s managed Medicaid program will have to rebid now that the state’s new Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, has nullified the awards made under Republican predecessor Matt Bevin.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) in late November selected Aetna (owned by CVS Health Corp.), Humana-CareSource, Molina Healthcare, Inc., UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. to serve approximately 1.3 million Medicaid and CHIP enrollees starting on July 1, 2020. New entrants Molina and UnitedHealthcare would have replaced Anthem, Inc. and Passport Health Plan.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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