California Health & Wellness, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene, has been notified by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) of its intent to award a contract to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in 19 counties, as of November 1, 2013. Under the contract, California Health and Wellness will serve members under the state’s Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion program. The expansion program covers members eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as other populations.
Health Net of California Inc, together with Health Net Life Insurance Company, is one of the largest health plans in California. They provide access to care through commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and dual-eligible programs.