A Guide To Molina Health Insurance
What Is Molina Healthcare?
Molina Healthcare is a company focused on delivering care to people benefiting from Medicaid, Medicare or other government-funded programs. Molina operates in the following 13 states:
- Puerto Rico
- New Mexico
- New York
- South Carolina
Is Molina Medicaid?
Molina is not Medicaid, which is a program created and funded by the government to help those who live below the poverty line. Molina manages several states’ Medicaid program, where it provides health insurance to people qualifying for these government-sponsored programs.
What Does Molina Healthcare Cover?
Among the benefits offered by Molina are dental, vision and general care, but the coverage depends on your initial plan, where you live, and your age. For example, Californian residents can check out this link to see the list of covered benefits.
Does Molina Cover Dental?
Molina covers dental services in some cases. Coverage depends on your age, as children and teenagers typically receive treatments like fluoride rinses, as their teeth need this protection while they’re growing.
Some adult plans will usually include implants and extractions, as more adults require these types of procedures. We always recommend reading the fine print and asking questions to your insurance broker before signing with Molina Healthcare.
Is Molina Leaving Certain States?
Molina Healthcare has withdrawn from Utah and Wisconsin, meaning it is not offering plans in these two states anymore. According to recent reports, other regions are also under review. For example, an article in the Albuquerque Journal revealed Molina might be leaving New Mexico because of “the loss of its Medicaid contract with the Human Services Department.” This would result in nearly 1,100 employees losing their job in the region.