Louisiana Healthcare Connections is partnering with Compete LA to increase degree completion among its employees. Compete LA is the Universities of Louisiana’s answer for the 653,000 Louisiana adults who started college but did not finish their degrees.

“The college degree has long been the standard credential for social mobility and increased employability. It’s clear Louisiana Healthcare Connections realizes the benefits of having a more educated workforce,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “One of the biggest benefits of the Compete LA corporate partnership is increased retention for employers and more visibility for Compete LA and all it offers—a dedicated coach to evaluate existing credits and walk with students through re-enrollment, more than 65 fully online degree programs, and discounted tuition.”

Louisiana Healthcare Connections encourages its workforce to further their professional development through education and provides benefits for employees wishing to return to school. Full-time employees are eligible for up to $5,000 annual tuition reimbursement.

“There is no better asset than a college degree,” said President and CEO of Louisiana Healthcare Connections Jamie Schlottman.” Here at Louisiana Healthcare Connections, we are passionate about our team members getting every opportunity to grow professionally and advance their career. Highlighting our educational benefits through a partnership with Compete LA was a great opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

Employees who want to know more about the partnership can visit Compete LA is open to Louisiana residents with some college credit but no degree. Visit for more information. To learn more about the Compete LA corporate partnership program, visit

Compete LA

Compete LA is the University of Louisiana System’s adult completion program designed to meet the needs of the 653,000 Louisianians with some college credit but no degree. Adults are matched with a free coach who evaluates students’ goals and credits in order to provide guidance toward a pathway at one of the UL System’s nine member institutions. Students are offered discounted flat-rate tuition, $275 per credit hour, to make their return to college more affordable. For more information, visit   

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

A Medicaid health plan serving the Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Healthcare Connections was established in 2011 to provide the best benefits and programs possible in order to improve the overall health of the families and communities we serve. We are a healthcare company focused on identifying and removing institutional barriers to good health with sustainable solutions that reduce health disparities and create health equity. Through a family of engaged employees, dedicated providers and diverse community partners, we deliver care for the health of all. For more information, visit

Read more about these UL System initiatives at the following sites: 

Reginald F. Lewis Scholars— LA—www.competela.orgCore Competencies—