Winning Health | Gold Coast Health Plan | Issue 2 | Fall 2022

3 Member Services: 1-888-301-1228/TTY 1-888-310-7347 Stay covered! Medi-Cal renews once a year, unless you have a change that affects your eligibility during the year. Renewals are done by the Ventura County Human Ser vices Agency (HSA), not by Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP). Here is how it works: ❱ HSA will first try to automatically fill out your renewal by using information from electronic data sources. ❱ If you have Medi-Cal through the Social Security Administration (SSA) because you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you have a different process. The SSA will let you know if they need any information from you. If HSA or SSA needs information from you to renew your benefits, they will send you a redetermination packet or ask for verification. ❱ It is impor tant to return it by the due date. If you don’t, your Medi-Cal benefits Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting and busy time. One of the most important decisions you will make is how to feed your baby. Deciding to breastfeed, if you can, can give your baby a great start in life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding for at least one year. It will help you and your baby grow closer and strengthens the bond between you. Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of: ●Asthma. ●Obesity. ●Type 1 diabetes. may end. If you have moved since you enrolled, call HSA at 1-888-472-4463, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and give them your new address. If you use a TTY, call 1-800-735-2929. If you lose your Medi-Cal benefits, you will not be a GCHP member anymore. If this occurs, you may reapply for Medi‑Cal, but you may not have coverage for some time. ●Severe lower respiratory disease. ●Ear infections. ●Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ●Diarrhea/vomiting. Breastfeeding can help lower a mom’s risk of: ●High blood pressure. ●Type 2 diabetes. ●Ovarian cancer. ●Breast cancer. Breast pumps are a covered benefit for Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) members. GCHP also offers the Postpartum Care Extension Program. It gives health care coverage during and after pregnancy and for up to 12 months after the end of pregnancy. Immigration status does not matter. Next steps: To learn more, call Member Services at 1-888-301-1228, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). If you use a TTY, call 1-888-310-7347. Breastfeeding: A great start for baby NEXT STEPS: If you need help with the annual re-enrollment, call: ❱ Interface Medi-Cal Program: 1-833-607-2650 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). If you use a TTY, call 711. ❱ Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP): 1-805-215-0730 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). If you use a TTY, call 711.