SCAN Health Plan Announces Medicare Advantage Benefits for 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SCAN Health Plan announced today its 2012 benefit package, designed to provide Medicare-eligible Californians easy access to providers and programs designed to keep them healthy and independent. With 130,000 members, SCAN is the third largest Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan in California and the fourth largest not-for-profit MAPD in the nation.

In 2012 SCAN will once again offer its competitive MAPD benefits in 11 California counties. In Southern California these include: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura and Kern counties. In Northern California SCAN is offered in Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties.

Unlike most Medicare Advantage plans, SCAN has no commercial members, which allows it to dedicate 100 percent of its energy and programs toward serving older adults 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.

“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.”

The deadline to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for 2012 comes nearly a month earlier than it has in years past, running this year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. 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 Medicare) with their new selections taking effect January 1, 2012.

As governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, member benefits vary by county. Specific information on SCAN’s 2012 benefit offerings is available at or by calling 800-915-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 1-800-735-2929.


for SCAN Health Plan
Michelle Hokr, 818-597-8453, x-5

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