HealthSpring Unveils 2012 Medicare Advantage Plans

Leading Provider Focuses on Extra Benefits and Low Costs for Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthSpring (NYSE:HS), a leading Medicare Advantage plan, today announced its 2012 Medicare offerings, which include a range of health and prescription drug plans, as well as special needs plans. All plans offer extra benefits not covered under Original Medicare and are designed to help beneficiaries better manage their health and limit out-of-pocket medical expenses.

“We constantly hear from our members how much they value their health benefits,” HealthSpring Chairman and CEO Herb Fritch said. “That’s why we designed our 2012 plans to include the benefits that matter most to them, fit their lifestyle and help them stay healthy and active.”

The majority of choices from HealthSpring and Bravo Health, a HealthSpring company, include plans with:

  • $0 or low monthly premiums
  • Fitness programs
  • Prescription drug coverage through the gap
  • Supplemental benefits (dental, vision, hearing services)

HealthSpring’s unique model works closely and collaboratively with physicians to provide its members more access to high quality, coordinated care that is focused on prevention and total body wellness. As one of the largest Medicare Advantage plans in the U.S., HealthSpring has developed an innovative approach that bridges the gap faced by many Medicare beneficiaries and ensures members receive all the traditional benefits of original Medicare and much more at an affordable price.

“Our unique focus on coordinated care and prevention allows us to continue to offer extra benefits and deliver care more efficiently and at less cost to our members,” said Fritch.

Medicare Advantage is a critical source of healthcare for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. Significantly, this year’s Medicare annual enrollment period starts and ends earlier than in past years. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in HealthSpring plans for the 2012 benefit year during the new annual enrollment period, which begins October 15, 2011, and ends December 7, 2011.

HealthSpring offers several resources to make comparing plan benefits easy, so that beneficiaries find the plan that is right for them. Plan details, full service areas and a schedule of complimentary education seminars are available at or by calling 1-800-668-3813.

About HealthSpring

HealthSpring is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and is one of the country’s largest Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans. HealthSpring currently owns and operates Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. Beginning in 2012, the Company will also operate Medicare Advantage plans in West Virginia. HealthSpring also offers a national stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan. For more information, visit Media information is available at HealthSpring’s press site:


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