Lighthouse Health Plan and Local Agencies Hosting An End of School Year Bash for Kids & Families in Panama City

Contact: Amanda Bawn


Media Contact: Katie King

EW Bullock Associates


Thursday, May 23

Thursday, May 16, 2019 –Panama City, Fl—Lighthouse Health Plan, a new community-based Medicaid health insurance plan created and run by doctors, is hosting an educational event for members on Thursday, May 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Panama City. The event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Bay County, located at 3404 W. 19th St., and will feature activities from several area community-based organizations.

Members currently enrolled in Lighthouse Health Plan will be able to participate in the Summer Kick-Off themed event. The activities are geared towards kids and their families and include crafts and games, yoga and relaxation, community resources and summer safety tips.

“Our goal is to engage our members and get them excited about healthy lifestyle choices. We provide information and tools to empower our members to take their health into their own hands, always with our support,” said Amanda Bawn, Community Engagement Manager for Lighthouse.

Other agencies partnering in the effort with activities and resources are Medical Foster Care, Access Behavioral Health, Bay Franklin Gulf Healthy Start Coalition, C.A.R.E. and Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.

Lighthouse Health Plan serves Medicaid Regions 1 and 2 in Florida, providing Medicaid coverage to low-income beneficiaries throughout the Florida Panhandle through a Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) plan run by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Over 265,000 people in the Florida Panhandle qualify for Medicaid coverage. Of those, almost 60 percent are children.

Lighthouse has partnered with a broad network of doctors, hospitals and other providers to serve its Medicaid beneficiaries by offering transportation and other services to make sure patients get the help they need. The company has also added nearly 200 jobs to the area.

“Starting members young, which is what we are trying to do with this child-friendly event, can lead to better health early on in life,” said Bawn. “We also have great activities for adults, so this is for the whole family.”

About Lighthouse Health Plan
Lighthouse Health Plan is a local, community-based health plan created and run by doctors. Lighthouse serves Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties in Medicaid Region 1 of Florida; and Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington counties in Medicaid Region 2 as a Provider Sponsored Network (PSN).

The PSN plan was created by Florida state legislature in 1997 when the Legislature authorized the Florida Medicaid program to establish a Medicaid PSN demonstration project to capitalize on high-volume Medicaid providers and their ability to manage the medical care of Medicaid beneficiaries they serve. “Provider Service Network” means an entity qualified pursuant to s.409.912(2) of which a controlling interest is owned by a health care provider, or group of affiliated providers, or a public agency or entity that delivers health services. Health care providers include Florida-licensed health care professionals or licensed health care facilities, federally qualified health care centers, and home health care agencies. Sponsored by Lighthouse Health Plan, LLC and the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration.

For more information about Lighthouse Health Plan, please call (844) 243-5176 or visit

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