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Louisiana Medicaid: Extras for our members

Humana Healthy Horizons® in Louisiana members get value-added benefits, tools, and services at no cost.

Value Added Benefits
Convertible Car Seat or Portable Crib
Pregnant members who enroll and actively participate in our HumanaBeginnings Care Management program, complete a comprehensive assessment, and at least 1 follow-up call with a HumanaBeginnings Care Manager can select 1 convertible car seat or portable crib per infant, per pregnancy.
(Ages 21 and older)
Up to $500 allowance towards services such as routine dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions with in network providers.
Disaster Preparedness Meals
One box of 14 shelf- stable meals after a hurricane or tornado twice per year

The Governor must declare the tornado or hurricane a disaster for the member to be eligible for the meals
Drowning Prevention Classes
(Ages 0 to 21)
Drowning prevention classes are offered with the free YMCA membership. If the member does not reside within 20 miles of a partnering YMCA, the member is eligible for reimbursement of up to $200 annually for swimming lessons for infants and children from a certified swim instructor
GED Testing
GED test preparation assistance, including a bilingual advisor, access to guidance and study materials, and unlimited use of practice tests. Test preparation assistance is provided virtually to allow maximum flexibility for members. Also includes test pass guarantee to provide members multiple attempts at passing the test. 16 - 18 years: must provide additional documentation

Underage testers must enroll in the state’s official Adult Education Program and take free classes until they are ready to sit for the exam. They will need documentation from the school system that they have officially withdrawn.
Home-Based Asthma Interventions
Up to $200 allowance once per year

  • Members with asthma can utilize this allowance towards carpet cleaning, allergen-free bedding, and/or air purifier.
  • Must have asthma diagnosis.
  • Must be Care Manager approved.
Housing Assistance
(Ages 21 and older)
Up to $500 per member per lifetime to assist with the following housing expenses:

  • Apartment rent or mortgage payment (late payment notice required)
  • Utility payment for electric, water, gas or internet (late payment notice required)
  • Trailer Park and lot rent if this is your permanent residence (late payment notice required)
  • Moving expenses via licensed moving company when transitioning from a public housing authority

Plan approval required.

  • Member must not live in a residential facility or nursing facility
  • Funds will not be paid directly to the member
  • If the bill is in the spouse's name, a marriage certificate may be submitted as proof
Newborn Circumcision
(Ages 0 to 1)
Up to 12 months of age or as medically necessary. Once per lifetime
Non Medical Transportation (NMT)
(Ages 18 and older)
Up to 15 round trips (or 30 one-way trips) up to 30 miles for non-medical transportation per year. Locations include social support groups, wellness classes, WIC and SNAP appointments, food banks, and applicable value-added benefit services offered. This benefit also offers transportation to locations providing social benefits and community integration for members such as community and neighborhood centers, parks, recreation areas, and churches.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
(Ages 18 and older)
Transportation to and from Medicaid covered services. Members under 17 years old must be accompanied by an attendant.
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pharmacy Allowance
Up to $25 per calendar month allowance enables members to purchase products that support common occurring conditions such as:

  • Pain relivers
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Cough and cold relief medicine
  • First aid equipment that do not require prescriptions

Unused amounts do not roll over to the next month
Pain Management Alternatives- Acupuncture
(21 and older)
Up to 24 annual acupuncture visits to manage chronic pain
Post Discharge Meal
14 refrigerated home-delivered meals following discharge from an inpatient or residential facility. Limited to 4 discharges per year
Respite Care for Homeless Program
(Males ages 18 and older)
The Medical Respite Program ensures member recovery and stabilization and successful integration back into his community and avoid unnecessary emergency department visits and hospital admissions.
Smartphone Services
1 Free smartphone through the Federal Lifeline Program, per household. Members who are under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign up.

This benefit covers per lifetime: 1 phone, 1 charger, 1 set of instructions, unlimited talk, text and high-speed data. It also covers training for you and your caregiver at the first case manager orientation visit if you are enrolled in care management. Members must make 1 phone call or send 1 text message every month to keep benefit.

Members may qualify for enhanced benefits through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) that provides unlimited minutes, 10 GB hotspot and unlimited data. You can opt into this benefit by contacting SafeLink at 1-800-SAFELINK or online at

Benefits are subject to change by the FCC F13 under the Lifeline program
Sports Physical
(Ages 6 to 18)
1 sports physical per year
Tobacco & Vaping Cessation Coaching
(Ages 12 and older)
Tobacco & Vaping Cessation Coaching is focused on tobacco and vaping cessation coaching for members aged 12 and older. The program is designed as a 6-month engagement for a total of 8 coaching calls, but members have 12 months to complete the program if needed.

Humana’s tobacco & vaping cessation health coaching offers support for both over the counter (OTC) and prescription nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Vision Services
(Ages 21 and older)
1 eye exam per year

Up to $100 allowance for 1 set of glasses (frames and lenses) and/or contacts

Member pays any cost over $100
Weight Management Coaching
(Ages 12 and older)
Weight Management Coaching delivers weight management intervention for members who are 12 and older. Upon receiving physician clearance, member can complete six (6) weight management coaching sessions with Health Coach; approximately one call per month for a period of six (6) months.
YMCA Gym Membership
Free one year annual membership at participating YMCA

For more information, call Member Services at 1-800-448-3810 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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