Dayton company’s pilot program getting national attention

8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 Community News
CareSource, led by CEO Pam Morris, will host an official with the U.S. Health and Human Services to learn about a pilot program. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

A pilot program by CareSource aimed at holistically helping the non-profit insurer’s clients is getting some federal attention.

Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at U.S. Health and Human Services, will visit Dayton Wednesday morning to learn more about the CareSource’s Life Services/JobConnect program.

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Wagner will learn about how CareSource, which manages Medicaid plans, has been piloting ways to help clients with other aspects of their lives that could be affecting their well being, from housing to employment to education.

CareSource created a program in 2015 called Life Services, which is a voluntary program to help clients search for jobs and can coordinate support to navigate other issues like food insecurity or a lack of stable housing.

“The long-term goal is to help people become financially, emotionally and socially secure so that they are able to live subsidy-free,” CareSource states.

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