SCAN Announces 2018 Health Plan Benefits, Delivering Stability and Consistency Sought by Seniors

Date Posted: 10/03/2017

Preferred Pharmacy Option, Alternative Therapies and Award-winning Customer Service
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LONG BEACH, Calif.—Oct. 3, 2017—SCAN Health Plan® today announced its 2018 health plan benefits, which are largely consistent with the prior year, delivering the stability and reliability valued by plan members. Year-over-year, SCAN Health Plan continues to offer an array of low cost and no-cost preventive care services as well as multiple options for saving money on prescriptions, in addition to other important benefits.

“We’re pleased that we’re able to offer our members benefits similar to 2017 as we know how important dependability is to them,” stated Sherry Stanislaw, SCAN Health Plan senior vice president and general manager. “We recognize that choosing healthcare coverage is a personal – and sometimes complicated – decision, which underscores how essential it is for seniors to have stable, reliable and affordable benefits that serve their unique needs over the long-term.”

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, continuing and new SCAN members will be able to choose from a full array of services and support they need to maintain their health and independence. Medicare-eligible individuals will have access to low, and in a majority of the California counties SCAN serves, no-cost preventive care services, chiropractic and or acupuncture services, a fixed cost hearing aid benefit, and free routine medical transportation and gym membership. Members will also have access to lower prescription copayments at Preferred pharmacies and discounts for 90-day supplies of many drugs in most plans. There are more than 68,000 pharmacies in the SCAN network, and Preferred pharmacies include large chains such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Costco, Ralph’s, Safeway/Albertsons, Express Scripts Home Delivery, and select independent pharmacies.

SCAN Health Plan also offers special needs plans (SNPs), which are cost-effective options designed for people with special considerations, including those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal and those with certain chronic conditions with benefits, providers and prescription drug coverage tailored to meet their specific needs. SCAN’s SNPs include SCAN Connections (HMO SNP), which incorporates the distinct benefits of Medicare and Medi-Cal into one plan; Heart First (HMO SNP) for people with cardiovascular disease or congestive heart failure; and SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) for individuals with diabetes.

“As SCAN celebrates its 40th year of service, we’re proud that our mission of helping seniors remain healthy and independent is reflected in our 2018 plan benefits,” added Stanislaw. “It’s a privilege to continue serving our members and working with communities to improve care and positively impact the lives of seniors and their caregivers.”

The annual enrollment period for selecting a Medicare Advantage plan for 2018 runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2017. In 2018 SCAN will continue to be available to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in 11 California counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Sonoma, San Francisco, Marin, Napa and Santa Clara. For more information about plan benefits and enrollment details, please visit

About SCAN

SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans with more than 187,000 members in California. Part of the SCAN family, SCAN Health Plan is committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. For more information on SCAN Health Plan visit, like us on or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan.

As governed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, member benefits vary by county. More information is available at or by calling 1-855-561-7226, 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 and a contract with the California Medi-Cal (Medicaid) program. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan depends on contract renewal.

You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.


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