SCAN Health Plan Announces Medicare Advantage Benefits for 2013

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announced today its 2013 benefit package, designed to provide Medicare-eligible Californians easy access to providers and programs designed to keep them healthy and independent.

“We continue to be dedicated to offering seniors and others on Medicare the best-possible value when it comes to benefits and services,” said Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan. "In keeping with our not-for-profit mission, we’ve worked hard to develop outstanding benefit packages that address seniors’ concerns, wants and needs when it comes to their healthcare.”

In 2013 SCAN will once again offer its competitive MAPD benefits in 11 California counties. In Southern California these include: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Ventura County and Kern County. In Northern California SCAN is offered in Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County and San Joaquin County.

SCAN Health Plan members will continue to receive all of the basic benefits traditionally covered under Medicare as well as a prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). SCAN members must pay their Medicare Part B monthly premium established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Unlike most Medicare Advantage plans, SCAN has no commercial members. That allows the health plan to dedicate 100 percent of its energy and programs toward serving people with Medicare across the wide spectrum of aging. Its focus is to provide affordable and accessible quality healthcare to seniors and to continue to look for innovative ways to serve Medicare members’ healthcare needs. With 130,000 members in California and Arizona, SCAN is one of the largest not-for-profit health plans of its type in the nation.

The annual enrollment period for selecting a Medicare Advantage plan for 2013 runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2012. 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, 2013.

SCAN Health Plan is a Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare contract. Individuals must have both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to enroll. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Members may enroll in the plan only during specific times of the year. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must receive all routine care from plan providers. You must use network pharmacies to access your prescription drug benefit, except under non-routine circumstances. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. For more information contact the plan.

As governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, member benefits vary by county. Specific information on SCAN’s 2013 benefit offerings is available at or by calling 1-800-915-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 1-800-735-2929/711.

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