New for 2014: SCAN Introduces Two New Special Needs Plans for Members with Chronic Conditions
<0> For SCAN Health Plan ArizonaCarol Stevenson818-597-8453, x-3 </0>
announced today its 2014 benefit packages for Maricopa and Pima counties and introduced two new Special Needs Plans (SNPs) for members with certain chronic conditions. SCAN is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans and serves members in Arizona and California.
SCAN will be offering three health plans to Medicare-eligible residents in Maricopa and Pima counties, all of which include:
The SCAN Classic (HMO) is a Medicare Advantage plan that includes comprehensive preventive and hospital care plus complete prescription drug coverage. Seniors and others on Medicare can enroll in SCAN Classic during the annual enrollment period of Oct. 15 – 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 Original Medicare) with their new elections taking effect January 1, 2014.
Two new Special Needs Plans (SNP), which are available for individuals with certain chronic conditions, have year-round enrollment. SCAN Heart First (HMO SNP) is for people with cardiovascular disease or congestive heart failure, and the SCAN Balance (HMO SNP) is for individuals with diabetes. Both offer the same benefits as the SCAN Classic plan as well as additional benefits specific to managing heart disease or diabetes.
“Our focus at SCAN Health Plan is to help seniors stay healthy and independent, which is where we put our attention when developing our annual benefit packages,” said Wendy Karsten, general manager of SCAN Health Plan Arizona. “Each year we add new benefits to ensure that we are delivering the best possible value to our members.”
Unlike most Medicare Advantage plans, SCAN has no commercial members, which allows the health plan 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.
SCAN Health Plan Arizona is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SCAN Health Plan Arizona depends on contract renewal. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Specific information on SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s 2014 benefit offerings is available at or by calling call 855-561-7226, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. TTY/TDD users may call 711.
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing exclusively on the unique needs of seniors and others on Medicare. The company currently has nearly 150,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at or on Facebook at .
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