SCAN Will Expand its Senior-focused Health Plans to Arizona and Nevada
Date Posted: 09/09/2021
Not-for-profit Medicare Advantage insurer will bring ‘expertise in aging’ to five million potential consumers across the Southwest
LONG BEACH, Calif., September 9, 2021—SCAN Health Plan, the award-winning Medicare Advantage insurer known for its expertise in keeping older adults healthy and independent, will offer new health plans in Arizona and Nevada in 2022. SCAN, which is a holding of SCAN Group, is also growing its footprint in two new California counties, bringing its total reach to more than five million potential customers across 17 markets in three states.
This is the first time that SCAN, which has 220,000 members in California, has expanded its reach beyond the Golden State and into two new markets simultaneously.
“When you’re doing something right, you want to share it with more and more people,” said Dr. Sachin Jain, president and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan. “For more than four decades, SCAN has set the standard for senior care, and we’re proud to bring our unique benefits that support healthy aging to new communities throughout the Southwest.”
In the coming year, SCAN Health Plan (Nevada) and SCAN Desert Health Plan (Arizona) will offer plans in Clark County, Nevada and Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties in Arizona.
In California, SCAN will expand its reach to residents of Alameda and San Mateo counties.
“Seniors across these markets have told us that they want affordable, comprehensive plans that allow them to live healthy, independent lives, and that’s what we’re delivering,” said Jill Selby, SCAN’s senior vice president of Product Development and Market Expansion.
Selby noted that SCAN will conduct robust outreach to more than five million potential customers in its California, Arizona and Nevada service areas, and will provide communications in five different languages including English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.
“We see diversity as a competitive advantage,” said Selby. “In addition to providing members with our best-in-class customer service, SCAN is committed to serving new populations in ways that are both linguistically and culturally competent.”
The expansion is a key element of SCAN’s major growth and diversification initiatives. The not-for-profit health plan recently announced several new business initiatives, including Welcome Health, a start-up geriatric primary care medical group that will treat older adults through a combination of virtual and in-home visits, and Healthcare in Action, a new medical group that will provide healthcare and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness.
SCAN also recently announced a series of strategic investments in outside companies that share its mission to support healthier aging.
About SCAN Group
SCAN Group is a mission-driven organization that is tackling some of the biggest issues in health care for older adults. SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serves more than 220,000 members in California. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors and their caregivers regardless of plan membership. SCAN Group also invests in new companies to support healthier aging, offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities, and other community services in support of its mission to keep seniors healthy and independent. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or follow us on Twitter @scanhealthplan.