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Extra Services

To access these extra benefits, please call Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-644-4623 (TTY 711). 

There are no grievance and appeal rights for these Value-Added Benefits listed on this page. 

Dental Visits Two dental visits (cleanings, screenings) for adults 21 and older every year. Children are covered for most dental services under regular Medicaid benefits.
Healthy Rewards Program 
Healthy Rewards Program: Members can earn between $10 - $50 on a rewards card for receiving healthy checkups. Find all the details for this program on the My Health Pays® webpage.
Cell Phones Free smartphone through SafeLink®, which provides up to 1000 free minutes of service per month for members who qualify. This includes unlimited texting and 1GB of data per month for the first three months, then 500MB per month. Members will be able to have telephone access to their KanCare providers and unlimited calling to Sunflower.
Maternal & Child Health

Start Smart for Your Baby® program for pregnant members, babies and families. Start Smart for Your Baby offers nursing support, education and gifts. There is no cost to the member.

  • In-home help with healthcare benefits and community services
  • Special texting program for Start Smart participants
  • Community baby showers for pregnant members.  Diapers and other gifts are included in these events
  • Birthday programs for children
Smoking Cessation Members can participate in a smoking cessation program offered through Sunflower’s Healthy Solutions for Life program. Counseling treatment sessions are unlimited. Nicotine replacement therapy is a regular Medicaid benefit when prescribed by the doctor. Additional smoking cessation benefits are now available for KanCare members (PDF).
Weight Management Weight management through Sunflower’s Healthy Solutions for Life program with unlimited coaching.
Home Visiting Community-based Health Services staff can provide in-home member visits to assist with scheduling healthcare appointments and transportation, as well as help with paperwork for benefits. They also assist members with accessing food, shelter, or other health or social programs. This service is complementary to case management and is performed by certified Community Health Workers. 
MyStrength - Digital Behavioral Health MyStrength digital behavioral health program has online tools to help members overcome depression and anxiety. MyStrength includes weekly exercises, mood trackers and daily inspirational quotes and videos. The program can be used on its own or with other care to support mental health.
Chronic Disease Management & Depression

Healthy Solutions for Life is a disease management program for members with asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. Members can enroll in any of these programs.

The program also helps members determine how emotions impact their condition. It helps with stress, poor sleep and appetite. As a part of the program, participants are assigned a Health Coach who works with the entire healthcare team to ensure members have everything they need to feel their best.

Boys & Girls Club Membership Free services and events to promote healthy lifestyles for kids, such as covering membership fees to the Boys & Girls Club.
Sunflower’s Adopt-a-School Program Sunflower’s Adopt- a-School Program brings activities, speakers and books into the schools, as well as summer program locations like YMCAs, Libraries, Parks & Recreation Departments, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Sunny's Kids Club Sunny’s Kids Club program mails a new book four times a year to children (parents) who subscribe to the program. Each Kids Club member also receives a welcome packet with a Club Membership Card. Sunny is the health plan’s mascot and can be spotted at community events and at provider offices serving Foster Care members.  
Medication Review A Comprehensive Medication Review with a local pharmacist is available to eligible members.  The review includes a 30 minute Face-to-Face consultation with a local pharmacist.
Tele Monitoring (Diabetes & Heart Failure) In-home tele-health available for adults. This service helps members stay at home when they need help to manage their chronic conditions.
Denture (FE Waiver) Dentures are covered for members receiving Frail & Elderly (F/E) waiver benefits. Eligibility is based on determination of need.  
Practice Dental (I/DD & Autism Waivers)  We provide practice visits to dentists for members with developmental disabilities (I/DD waiver) and children on the autism waiver to help them become more comfortable with dental preventive care visits.
Hospital Companion (I/DD and F/E Waivers) Up to 16 hours of hospital companionship for persons on the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) and Frail & Elderly waivers.
Healthy Eating -Farmers Market Vouchers Members can receive produce vouchers worth $10 at special events with participating Farmers Markets
Nursing Home-to-Community Transition Support

Sunflower offers nursing home transition support by partnering with providers to:

  • Conduct pre-placement transition meetings and activities which may include: finding and securing housing, securing house-hold items, confirming informal supports, completing in-home risk assessment, and assisting with hiring of caregivers.
  • Follow-up visits to ensure services and equipment are in place and meeting the member’s needs, to confirm or set up a PCP appointment, among other personal support activities
  • Cover 1 week of home-delivered meals for each member transitioning out of a nursing facility regardless of waiver benefit coverage.

Members may be eligible for additional financial assistance or benefits, based upon need, when transitioning to independent living situations.

Foster Care – “Care Grants” Care Grants benefiting children in Foster Care. Sunflower will provide care grants to be used in helping members in Foster Care access person-specific resources that are not covered by Medicaid, such as hypo-allergenic sheets for those with asthma, art supplies, clothing, camp fees or other personal items. 
Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO) Extra support to Foster Care families and agencies through nationally recognized Parent Management Training program. The goal is to enhance stability in the home. This program is ideal for many families because it is known to strengthen interventions that address conduct, social behavior and other associated symptoms. 
Caregiving Collaborations® Caregivers are supported through various channels in the Caregiving Collaborations program. This benefit is available to one primary, informal support caregiver per member. Benefits include the Caregiver Resource Center and a Caregiver Journal. In addition to the program benefits, each member and caregiver will continue to receive coordination of respite services available through the individual care plan. 
Employment Support & Transportation Sunflower Transition to Employment Program (STEP) is a workforce development and employment support resource program. We help members identify and remove employment barriers. Benefits include enhanced transportation coverage, GED prep test vouchers, and assistance with career counseling services. Members are connected with a benefits specialist to learn how their income may impact their benefits, as well as to learn about the STEP Scholarship program. 
Enhanced Transportation for F/E & PD Enhanced transportation to local community events and social activities for members receiving Frail & Elderly (F/E) and Physical Disability (PD) waiver benefits.  This benefit includes three round trips a year. 

Beginning January 1, 2019