Ready to Quit Smoking? Carolina Care Plan Helps Members Kick the Habit - Free of Charge

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 General News
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COLUMBIA, S.C., May 20 Carolina Care Plan members arebeing offered free telephone counseling and nicotine replacement therapypatches to help them quit using tobacco.

Members have access to the SuperWell QuitLine, Carolina Care Plan'stobacco-cessation program.

To enroll, Carolina Care Plan members can call toll-free (866) 845-7702.When they enroll in the program members will receive:

About Carolina Care Plan: Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Columbia,South Carolina, Carolina Care Plan is a wholly owned subsidiary of MedicalMutual of Ohio, one of the nation's oldest health insurance companies.Carolina Care Plan offers quality, accessible, affordable and user-friendlyhealth - coverage products throughout South Carolina. Carolina Care Planserves as a partner to its clients, providing innovative, long term healthcaresolutions through its products and services. For more information, pleasevisit the company's Web site at www.CarolinaCarePlan.com .-- Support and advice with up to five coaching sessions with trained health coaches, as well as unlimited inbound calls to the QuitLine during regular hours. QuitLine hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. -- A four-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches) at no cost. If a member continues with health coaching, he or she will receive a second four-week supply, if needed. Members must be medically eligible to receive nicotine patches. -- A personalized quit plan with educational, self-help materials. -- The latest information about medications to help them quit.

SOURCE Medical Mutual of Ohio


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