2015 CA Benefits Announced
Date Posted: 09/30/2014
SCAN Health Plan Announces Medicare Advantage Benefits Expands Into Two New California Counties for 2015
(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — SCAN Health Plan announced today its 2015 benefit plans, designed to provide Medicare-eligible Californians easy access to providers and programs that support healthy and independent aging. SCAN is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans.
In 2015 SCAN’s competitive benefit plans will continue to be available to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Ventura counties. In addition, beginning January 1, 2015, SCAN will be available in Napa and Sonoma counties.
"For 37 years we’ve been dedicated to serving Californians with Medicare and listening to our members’ needs and wants when it comes to their healthcare,‖ said Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan. ― As always, our goal is to provide our members with the best possible value in benefits and services.
SCAN members receive all of the basic benefits traditionally covered under Medicare as well as a prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D), while paying no deductibles and low co-pays for most services. Other benefits may include vision, routine transportation and hearing aids.
SCAN’s Medicare Advantage plan, SCAN Classic (HMO), is available in all counties SCAN serves. In addition, in ten California counties (Los Angeles, Marin, Napa, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Sonoma) SCAN is offering Special Needs Plans that are available to eligible individuals with chronic conditions – SCAN Heart First (HMO SNP) is for people with cardiovascular disease or congestive heart failure, and SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) is for individuals with diabetes. Both offer the same benefits as the SCAN Classic plan as well as additional benefits specific to managing heart disease or diabetes. In four counties (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Joaquin) SCAN Connections is available to individuals who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal.
The annual enrollment period for selecting a Medicare Advantage plan for 2015 runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2014. During this time seniors and others on Medicare may choose to switch their health plan or move from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or move back to Original Medicare) with their new elections taking effect Jan. 1, 2015.
As governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, member benefits vary by county. Specific information on SCAN’s 2015 benefit plans is available at www.scan2015.com or by calling 855-561-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 711.
SCAN Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract offered in California by SCAN Health Plan. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan depends on contract renewal. SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Heart First (HMO SNP) is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with certain cardiovascular conditions. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
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