Press Room Archive

Press Release posted: 4/15/2020
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 15, 2020—SCAN Health Plan®, a not-for-profit provider of Medicare Advantage health plans to seniors in California, today announced it is committing $5.1 million to address a variety of needs for vulnerable seniors and others at risk due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With deep seated, community-based roots, SCAN’s financial commitment to help stakeholders during the current crisis aligns with the organization’s long-held mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent.
Press Release posted: 4/2/2020
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2020—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans, today announced its support for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign, which launched Tuesday. Aimed at combatting social isolation and food insecurity among those 65 and older—a community highly vulnerable to COVID-19—the effort calls on all Californians to check in on older neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock. Long committed to helping seniors remain healthy and independent, SCAN shares the governor’s pledge to encourage communities to come together to support the state’s seniors.
Press Release posted: 4/1/2020
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2020—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans, today announced the addition of Rosemary Ellis, principal of AnderEllis LLC; Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF, president and CEO for the Special Needs Plans Alliance; and Rosemary Turner, deputy chair of the Economic Advisory Council Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, to its board of directors. As an organization committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent, these appointments will help ensure SCAN can continue to fulfill this mission amidst the rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem.
Press Release posted: 2/13/2020
LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 — SCAN Health Plan ® , one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, today announced its Senior Vice President of Healthcare Services, Eve Gelb, will speak at TEDxCSULB on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Long Beach State University (CSULB). The conference theme, Prism: Shattering Perceptions, is a natural fit for the topic of Gelb’s presentation, which aims to dispel the stereotypes and stigma around older adults and the aging experience. Gelb’s talk will be accompanied by onsite demonstrations of SCAN’s senior-sensitivity training program, Trading Ages® Virtual Reality (TAVR), an immersive VR experience that highlights the physical, emotional and social challenges of growing older.
Press Release posted: 2/6/2020
LONG BEACH, Calif.—Feb. 6, 2020—SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, today announced it provided 45 grants totaling $555,000 in 2019 to community organizations supporting senior health and independence throughout California. Focusing on senior nutrition, mental health, housing and caregiver support, the funding helps recipients continue to deliver crucial services and expand program support.
Press Release posted: 12/10/2019
LONG BEACH, Calif.—Dec. 10, 2019—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, today announced it has provided its senior sensitivity training, Trading Ages, to all firefighters in the City of Long Beach. Engaging 400 participants over 21 sessions, this marks the first time the program has been delivered on such a large scale and the first time the City is offering the training to all Long Beach firefighters. 
Press Release posted: 11/19/2019
LONG BEACH, Calif.—Nov. 19, 2019—SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, will deliver more than 2,100 turkey dinners with all the trimmings to senior residents throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on Thanksgiving Day. For nearly three decades, SCAN has recruited local volunteers to package and deliver these holiday meals.
Press Release posted: 11/14/2019
LONG BEACH, Calif.—Nov. 14, 2019—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, today introduced Trading Ages® Virtual Reality (TAVR), the evolution of the organization’s successful Trading Ages senior sensitivity training program. Tapping expertise honed over more than 40 years of helping seniors remain healthy and independent, SCAN leverages virtual reality technology to bring to light the unique physical, emotional and social challenges of growing older. 
Press Release posted: 10/21/2019
Not-for-Profit Named One of the Best Medicare Advantage Insurance Companies in California by U.S. News & World Report LONG BEACH, Calif.—Oct. 21, 2019—SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, has earned a 4.5-star rating* on a five-point scale from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the third consecutive year. As a result, the company has also been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Advantage” for the second straight year. In addition, SCAN received a 90 percent member satisfaction rating.
Press Release posted: 10/1/2019
LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019—SCAN Health Plan® today announced its 2020 health plan benefits in Northern California and debut in Stanislaus County. SCAN will enter Stanislaus with three plans and introduce new plans in several of its current service areas. Current and prospective SCAN Health Plan members in Northern California benefit from the stability and dependability of the 2020 benefit options.
Press Release posted: 10/1/2019
LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019—SCAN Health Plan®, today announced its 2020 health plan benefits for Southern California, which are designed for seniors with a variety of health and wellness needs. Seniors and those eligible for Medicare in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties can select from plans that cover options such as gym membership, fitness trackers, dental care, transportation, a medical alert system and respite care.