Press Release

CareSource offers free work development program to assist with requirements in new Pathways Medicaid program

July 20th, 2023 | 3 min read

CareSource Life Services® empowers low-income Georgians with job resources, educational opportunities, vocational counseling and more.

ATLANTA (July 20, 2023) -- With Georgia Pathways to Coverage™ positioned to help low-income individuals qualify for Medicaid who are not otherwise eligible for traditional Medicaid, CareSource is assisting its members in adapting to new Medicaid eligibility requirements for this new program. CareSource, a mission-driven Medicaid plan serving more than 500,000 Georgians, gives all members free access to the industry-leading work development program called CareSource Life Services® which fosters employment opportunities while removing barriers to success.

“We are excited about the launch of the Georgia Pathways to Coverage™ program, which will extend Medicaid health benefits Georgians in need,” said Jason Bearden, CareSource Georgia President. “CareSource Life Services® supports our members by providing education and professional opportunities to enhance their overall well-being and help them achieve their life goals. These services will be a valuable complement to the new Pathways program.”

CareSource Life Services® offers a wide range of resources and counseling to members seeking assistance with Georgia Pathways to Coverage™ qualifying activities. These include engaging in one or more of the following activities for 80 hours per month: employment, self-employment, on-the-job training, job readiness assistance, community service, vocational educational training, enrollment in an institution of higher education and participation with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA).

With a mission of advocating for a better world unimpeded by social, economic or environmental disadvantages, CareSource Life Services® provides members with access to employment and educational opportunities, food assistance, career counseling and job advice, a safe living environment, reliable transportation and more.

The cornerstone of CareSource Life Services® is an innovative outreach program called CareSource JobConnect™. Through CareSource JobConnect™ members are assigned life coaches who work with them on issues related to employment, education, and other social determinants of health barriers. CareSource coaches remain engaged for up to 24 months with the goal of fostering retention and advancement. Meanwhile, the program’s infrastructure connects members to other community resources, such as educational programs, food and nutrition, housing and transportation.

“We extend our gratitude to Governor Kemp, Commissioner Noggle and many others for their leadership in ensuring that more Georgians can access critical healthcare under the Medicaid program,” added Bearden. “We are committed to continuing our collaboration and support of these efforts.”

Members seeking assistance with Georgia Pathways to Coverage™ qualifying activities can visit CareSource Life Services®, email or call 844-607-2828.

Qualifying activity requirements only apply to Pathways members, and not those enrolled under traditional Georgia Medicaid.

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