It was recently announced that San Benito County residents will now have access to a Medicare Advantage Plan thanks to the collaborative efforts of Hazel Hawkins Hospital, San Benito Medical Associates (SBMA) and CareMore Health Plan.
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide customers with Part A and Part B benefits. In addition to standard Medicare coverage, these types of plans typically offer extra or tailored benefits within their networks at group rates; these can include, plan depending, transportation, vision and dental coverage, and specialized programs such as nutrition support and/or exercise programs and other options.
Some Medicare Advantage plans cost nothing more per month than original Medicare, while others come with a higher monthly premium. According to Modern Healthcare, approximately 18 million senior and disabled Americans are enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans as of September 2015.
CareMore, a subsidiary of Anthem, serves more than 80,000 Medicare members throughout Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., and Richmond, Va., under federally-approved Medicare Advantage contracts.
There are several plans available, and like all healthcare options whether or not a Medicare Advantage Plan is right for individuals and which plan would be best, depends greatly on their personal needs, preferences and circumstances.
Those interested in a exploring the benefits of one of CareMore’s Medicare Advantage plans in San Benito County can contact CareMore Regional Sales Manager Roslyn Jacobs at (408) 476-5114 or CareMore sales at their toll-free number, (844) 730-0405.