Hometown Health Unveils 2009 Senior Care Plus Benefits Package|
Informational Meetings Offered to Help Seniors Understand Medicare Advantage Plans
RENO, Nev. (Dec. 1, 2008) – Hometown Health, the insurance division of Renown Health, has unveiled its 2009 Senior Care Plus benefit packages and will coordinate these offerings with the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period now through Wednesday, Dec. 31. Informational meetings will be held for existing and new members throughout open enrollment.
Four Value Option HMO benefit plan choices are offered through Senior Care Plus for 2009. Value Options are Medicare-approved benefit plans that provide value by making cost-saving arrangements with physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. As part of this plan, primary care physicians will coordinate patient care. However, members are not required to get authorizations to see many of the network’s providers.
Highlights for these four plans include benefits packages starting at a zero dollar premium plan with prescription drug coverage, medications starting at just two dollars and optional dental and vision coverage. This year, Hometown Health added the Silver&Fit program to several plans, which includes a free gym membership or home fitness program.
Seniors still interested in the freedom of a PPO plan, can choose Senior Care Plus’s Freedom RX Premier Plan. This plan is a Medicare-approved health plan in which members have the freedom to choose a provider inside or outside the network. Plan members also have the freedom to see out-of-network providers without a referral.
The Freedom Plan is an alternative to Medigap (Medicare Supplements) plans and has affordable monthly plan premiums, copayments and coinsurance in comparison. Plus there are no deductibles for services from network providers. As with the Value plans, the Freedom plan includes services not covered by Medicare such as preventive care, worldwide emergency coverage and an enhanced Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (also known as Part D). In addition to expanded pharmacy benefits, the Freedom Rx Premier plan provides coverage for dental and routine vision care, as well as Silver&Fit.
Additional plan benefits include one of northern Nevada’s most extensive networks of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Senior Care Plus provides preventive care options, disease management programs and the Health Hotline with a registered nurse available by phone to answer healthcare questions 24-hours a day.
To help seniors better understand all five of the available Senior Care Plus plans, a series of informational meetings are scheduled throughout the Annual Enrollment Period. A complete list of scheduled meetings can be found below, at www.seniorcareplus.com or by calling 775-982-3191. Please call to reserve a space.
Upcoming Informational Meetings
830 Harvard Way, Reno Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 30 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.
Spanish Springs Library (7100A Pyramid Highway, Sparks) Monday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Sparks Library (1125 12th Street, Sparks) Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Senior Care Plus, a product of Hometown Health Plan, Inc. is contracted with the Federal Government to offer a Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage, available to anyone with both Medicare Parts A and B. A member must be a resident of Washoe County and continue to pay his or her Medicare Part B premium.