AvMed Launches Medicare Open-Enrollment Website for Internet-Savvy Seniors

MIAMI, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AvMed Health Plans, one of Florida's leading health insurance providers, wants to remind web-savvy Medicare beneficiaries to review their coverage options through a recently launched website designed to answer questions about open-enrollment options.

Now through December 31, 2010, individuals who are eligible for Medicare coverage can visit www.avmedmedicare.org for a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections, and answers to frequently asked questions to determine which plan best fits their needs.

"More seniors are doing online research every day. By offering additional tools to an ever-growing segment of the population that utilizes the internet for information, more Medicare beneficiaries can be sure they have the best coverage available to meet their health needs going into the new year," said Winston Lonsdale, AvMed's Chief Medicare Executive. "We're very excited to launch a tool that further assists our customers in finding the right health care options at a price that's right for them."

During the Open Enrollment period, current or newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries can review current health and prescription drug plans, compare health and drug plan options available in their area, and choose coverage that best meets their needs. With the new website from AvMed, individuals with Medicare can simply log on to determine which plan best fits their needs and budget.

For more than 40 years, Floridians have joined AvMed for its superior network of doctors, specialists and hospitals, health and wellness programs, and personalized round-the-clock service. AvMed is one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, and is solely focused on providing health coverage to Florida citizens and businesses. AvMed is one of only a few health plans in the United States that enjoys dual "excellent" accreditation status for both its Commercial and Medicare health plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the nation's top health care quality evaluator. AvMed offers health coverage options to large and small employers in most major markets around the state, and Individual coverage and Medicare Advantage products in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

For more information about AvMed, visit www.avmed.org, or call 1-888-782-8633 (TTY: 1-877-442-8633).

SOURCE AvMed Health Plans