Amerigroup will be offering up to four Medicare Advantage health plans in 16 counties in 2019. Medicare-eligible individuals living in all of these counties will have at least one new Amerigroup plan available to them for next year. These 2019 health plans are open for enrollment in this years Medicare annual election period (AEP), which begins October 15 and continues through December 7, 2018.
Amerigroup strives to develop innovative solutions that aim to make it simpler for consumers to lead healthier lives, said Tomas Orozco, President of the companys East Medicare Region. We are excited to expand the reach of our Medicare Advantage plans and enhance our services in 2019 so that more individuals are able to receive healthcare services from care providers in their community.
Individuals eligible for Medicare “ people 65 years and older and those with certain disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special needs “ are able to enroll in the following 2019 Medicare Advantage health plans based on availability in their county of residence:
- Amerivantage Balance (HMO)
- Amerivantage Classic (HMO)
- Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP)
- Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP)
Many of the companys Medicare Advantage plans, such as Amerivantage Classic (HMO) and Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP), have $0 monthly premiums, offering access to high-quality healthcare services without an additional premium. Individuals enrolled in Amerivantage Balance (HMO), receiving Extra Help from Social Security for their Prescription Drug Benefit, may get help paying for the health plan premium, up to the full cost of the premium.
These Amerigroup Medicare Advantage health plans offer a variety benefits, which may include:
- $0 copay for two dental exams and two dental cleanings per year
- $0 copay annual eye exam
- Up to $2,000 hearing aid benefit
- Up to 52 one-way trips to pharmacy and medical visits within 60 miles
- Up to $135 monthly allowance for over-the-counter medications and health products, which can be used through Walmart
- LiveHealth Online, a service that gives you access to medical professionals through your computer or mobile device
- Membership to SilverSneakers, at no extra cost
- Mail order 90-day supply of prescription medicines for two 30-day copayments
- Coverage for erectile dysfunction drugs on Amerivantage Balance (HMO) and Amerivantage Classic (HMO) plans
- Medicare Community Resource Support, which is a telephone based program (supported by Social Workers) used to identify needs, leverage resources, and coordinate services
Amerigroup will also be giving consumers an opportunity to choose an additional health plan benefit offered in its Everyday Extras package, a new program introduced for its 2019 Medicare Advantage plans.
With Everyday Extras, individuals enrolled in Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) will be able to choose one of the following services: 64 delivered healthy meals; a personal health helper for up to 124 hours of care for chores and assistance with activities of daily living; assistive devices allowance of $500, such as a shower grab bar; and alternative medicine through 24 acupuncture or therapeutic massage sessions. These services are designed to make it easier for consumers to lead more comfortable lives.
Some Amerigroup health plans already offer a benefit available in the Everyday Extras package, such as delivered meals or transportation. If a consumer selects an Everyday Extras option that is already provided in their health plan, the two benefits will be added together to ensure individuals have access to the full service as intended. For example, if a consumer enrolled in Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP), which will offer 20 meals after hospital discharge, chooses the 64-meal nutrition option from Everyday Extras, that person will have both sets of meals available to him/her.
Individuals eligible for Medicare have a number of health insurance choices so its important that Amerigroup offers Medicare Advantage plans that deliver the healthcare experience and value consumers are seeking in their health plan. Our portfolio of programs will allow aging seniors to receive services they need to address their specific needs, added Orozco.
To learn more about which benefits will be available with each 2019 Medicare Advantage plan and which plans will be offered in a specific area, consumers can call (888) 820-8931, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers can also visit the companys online store at https://shop.amerigroup.com/medicare/.
Amerivantage (HMO) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage (HMO) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the New Jersey Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage is an HMO/POS CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. æ³¨æ„ï¼šå¦‚æžæ‚¨ä½¿ç¨ç¹é«ä¸æ–‡ï¼Œæ‚¨å¯ä»¥å…è²»ç²å¾—èªžè¨æ´åŠæå‹ã‚è«‹è‡´é›»1-866-805-4589ï¼ˆTTYï¼š711ï¼‰ã‚ ATENCI“N: Si habla espa±ol, tiene a su disposici³n servicios gratuitos de asistencia ling¼stica. Llame al 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nations leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.