CareSource's Life Services program helps Medicaid beneficiaries secure employment

Recognizing that Medicaid health plans must address more than just beneficiaries' medical needs, CareSource uses its Life Services program to help connect its members to community resources that boost their economic stability and social wellbeing, according to a blog post for America's Health Insurance Plans. In the post, Karin VanZant, CareSource's executive director of Life Services, says that so far 824 consumers have volunteered to participate in the program, which has worked with 100 community resource partners and 42 employment partners. Through the program, 387 consumers have worked with coaches and advocates to find employment or educational opportunities, and 124 of them are now employed. Post