Merger Means Harmony Medicaid Patients Covered by Meridian in 2019

Freeport, Illinois  — The merger of Harmony/WellCare with the Meridian Health Plan brings good news for Harmony Medicaid plan participants in the area: Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all patients enrolled under Harmony will become Meridian Health Plan patients.

FHN is contracted with Meridian to provide care for Medicaid patients.

Harmony patients will receive notification of the change in the mail, and will begin receiving Meridian-branded materials on Jan. 1. No action is required from participants for this change.

For information on signing up for Medicaid coverage, please visit

FHN Patient Account Representatives are available for enrollment help; contact a representative at 815-599-7950 or toll-free at 1-877-720-1555.

Additional assistance is available through the Stephenson County Health Department at 815-599-8439 ( or the Illinois Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center at 815-232-6123.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit


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