Preferred Care Partners Announces Benefits for 2012

New timeframe for Medicare Beneficiaries to enroll in 2012 Medicare Advantage Plans is October 15 to December 7, 2011

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Care Partners, one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, has announced its 2012 benefits.  All plans officially entered the market on October 1, 2011. Medicare beneficiaries in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties interested in joining Preferred Care Partners may sign up from October 15, 2011 through December 7, 2011.  Coverage begins on January 1, 2012.  Preferred Care Partners offers Medicare Advantage plans in Miami-Dade, Broward, Lake, Sumter, Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Hernando, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Seminole and Volusia Counties in Florida.

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"This year, Medicare beneficiaries need to be aware of an important change in the time that they are allotted to compare and enroll into their plan of choice," commented Joseph L. Caruncho, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Care Partners.  "Medicare Beneficiaries must choose their Medicare Advantage Plan for 2012 during the Annual Election Period which this year falls on October 15 through December 7, 2011. Beginning January 1, 2012, members will not be able to switch Medicare Advantage plans. Only beneficiaries who meet certain eligibility requirements will be exempt from this new rule."

Preferred Care Partners' 2012 Medicare Advantage plans that will be available in South Florida, will offer all of the benefits of original Medicare plus a robust offering that may include: no referrals for specialist visits; up to a $96.40 monthly Medicare Part B Premium return; $0 co-pay for preferred brand name drugs; $0 co-pay for physician visits and comprehensive dental coverage, including dentures.  

"In these difficult economic times, Preferred Care Partners recognizes that Medicare Beneficiaries sometimes have to make tough choices when it comes to their healthcare," commented Caruncho.  "Our plans offer members multiple ways to save on healthcare costs, including low out of pocket costs, no monthly plan premiums and a monthly Medicare Part B Premium return benefit."

Preferred Care Partners is a Florida-Based Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance Organization that provides all of the coverage of original Medicare and more.  Preferred Care Partners' provider network includes 48 hospitals, more than 4,500 physicians and more than 500 ancillary facilities.  Based on CMS' monthly enrollment figures, Preferred Care Partners is ranked the second-fastest growing Medicare Advantage health plan among 23 Florida Medicare Advantage Plans with 1,000 or more enrollees comparing December 2011 to July 2011 enrollment.  The health plan has been privately-held and locally operated since 2002.  For more information on Preferred Care Partners visit  

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