Care N’ Care Health Plan Names Kirk Erickstad New Customer Experience Manager

Erickstad to Oversee the Health Plan’s Customer Experience Team, Which Delivers Personal Assistance to Members, Agents and Providers

(FORT WORTH, Texas – March 23, 2021) — Care N’ Care Health Plan (HMO/PPO) announced today the appointment of Kirk Erickstad as the health plan’s new customer experience manager. In this role Erickstad will oversee Care N’ Care’s Customer Experience Team, which provides fast, efficient and personal assistance to all health plan members, licensed Medicare agents and health plan providers.

“Navigating the health care system can sometimes be confusing, which is why our Customer Experience Team is committed to working as a member’s trusted partner in making their entire health care experience welcoming and accessible every step of the way,” said Erickstad. “I am thrilled to be moving into this new position where we provide seniors the extra support and healthy advantage they need to enjoy this special time in their life.”

Erickstad brings to his new role more than a decade of customer service and call center experience and has held leadership positions with two global health care companies, United Healthcare Medicare Solutions and McKesson Specialty Pharmacy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Letourneau University in Longview, Texas. Since May 2020, Erickstad has worked as a Customer Experience Team supervisor, providing efficient member services including claims, telesales and customer service.

Launched in September of last year, the Customer Experience Team at Care N’ Care assists members with questions they might have regarding the health plan’s benefits and services and is available to all of its HMO and PPO members, regardless of which plan or provider they have chosen. The team helps new members select a doctor who is right for them and can assist all members with scheduling appointments, understanding claims or billing, answering questions regarding prescriptions, and more.

In addition, the Customer Experience Team makes it easier for providers to receive information from Care N’ Care regarding status on claims or member eligibility before a procedure or office visit is scheduled. And for licensed Medicare insurance agents, the team delivers additional backroom support and provides the agents assistance with their Care N’ Care members’ questions, particularly during the busy annual enrollment period.

“The goal of our Customer Experience Team is to be readily available to take calls from members, agents and providers and to have these calls answered by someone who is local, knowledgeable about Medicare and fully understands how Care N’ Care Medicare Advantage plans work,” said Erickstad. “We’re committed to going the extra mile to make everyone’s experience and interactions with the health plan as friendly and helpful as it can be, regardless of their needs.”

Care N’ Care is a Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Erath, Rockwall, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, visit cnchealthplan.com.

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