Elevance Health announces that its affiliates will offer affordable Medicare Advantage plans with comprehensive benefits and a simplified customer experience during the annual enrollment period

Individuals eligible for Medicare can enroll in a plan starting October 15

INDIANAPOLIS, October 8, 2022—(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV) announced today that its affiliated health plans will offer $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans with additional benefits to address the social drivers of health to nearly 33 million eligible of Medicare consumers nationwide.

“With inflation higher than it has been in decades, seniors and other Medicare eligibles are looking for a benefit plan that provides the most value,” said Elena McFann, president of Medicare for Elevance Health. “Three-quarters of our 2023 affiliated health plans have zero dollar premiums and no copays for primary care physician visits. In addition to their affordability, our affiliated Medicare Advantage plans take a holistic view of health and contain additional benefits designed to improve our members’ quality of life.”

Choosing the right Medicare Advantage plan is more complicated than ever. In some parts of the country, consumers face dozens of scheduling options.

To help simplify the experience this year, Elevance Health-affiliated plans will offer a single prepaid benefit card that can be loaded with cost amounts for various benefits in their Medicare Advantage plan and used at thousands of participating local and national merchants. retail or through an online portal. The single card is designed to be easier for users to track, rather than carrying multiple cards for different benefits.

“During the annual enrollment period, consumers can choose one of our over-the-counter drug benefit plans that help them save on hundreds of essential items such as pain relievers, cold medicine, vitamins and first aid supplies,” they said McFan. “Other card-based programs could include benefits that help cover the cost of healthy groceries, utilities, telecommunications bills, assistive devices and out-of-pocket costs for dental, vision and hearing services.”

Elevance Health’s connected plans also offer benefits consumers can choose to meet their specific needs, including in-home support to combat loneliness and health-related transportation services to ensure they can get to their medical reviews.

For a second year, consumers in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio and Georgia will have the option to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that provides a monthly grocery card allowance at more than 200 Kroger stores to get nutritious food and over-the-counter health care and wellness items. In addition, eligible members will have access to a Kroger nutritionist for nutritional assessments and home delivery of up to 12 Healthy Pantry boxes of essential groceries.

For those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, Elevance Health affiliates will offer Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) in 21 states next year. These plans include a $0 Rx co-pay and most provide additional benefits including dental, vision, hearing, non-prescription, health groceries and more.

Nearly 1.6 million people are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans offered by Elevance Health affiliates in the continental US under brands that include Amerigroup, Health Sun, Simply Healthcare, America’s 1st Choice, Freedom Health and Optimum. For this annual enrollment period, Elevance Health-affiliated health plans will expand to offer products to 2.1 million Medicare-eligible consumers in 145 new counties and add PPO plans in 210 counties where 6.7 live million Medicare eligibles.

Elevance Health’s affiliated health plans are HMO, HMO DSNP, LPPO, RPPO plans with Medicare contracts and contracts with applicable state Medicaid programs. Enrollment in health plans affiliated with Elevance Health is subject to contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. We do not discriminate against, exclude, or treat people differently based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in our health programs and activities.

About Elevance Health

Elevance Health, Inc. is a trusted health partner for life, fueled by its purpose to improve the health of humanity. Elevance Health is committed to making holistic health a reality for consumers, families and communities by focusing on serving people throughout the care journey – connecting them to the care, support and resources they need to lead healthier lives. life. The Elevance Health companies serve more than 118 million people through their diverse portfolio of industry-leading medical, digital, pharmaceutical, behavioral, clinical and complex care solutions. For more information, please visit www.elevancehealth.com or follow us @ElevanceHealth Twitter and Elevance Health on LinkedIn.

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