Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Carilion To Offer Medicare Health Plan

The new Carilion Clinic Medicare Health Plan (CCMHP) will begin enrolling members when Medicare opens its 2009 Annual Election Period (AEP) Nov. 15.

Sponsored by Carilion Clinic, the plan offers a variety of options that provide a wide range of choices to those who are eligible for Medicare. Prescription Drug coverage is included in all plan options and members may choose plans that offer either zero monthly premiums or zero co-pays for visits to primary care physicians.

According to Carilion Clinic President and CEO Edward G. Murphy, CCMHP will play an important role in providing patient-centered care to Medicare-eligible residents throughout the area. “This new plan expands Carilion’s commitment to quality, wellness and affordable health coverage,” Murphy said. “Our physicians, range of services and new electronic medical record will allow us to provide unprecedented continuity of care to our patients.”

Members will have access to a provider network that includes seven Carilion Clinic hospitals and more than 500 physicians along with other area physicians and ancillary facilities.

CCMHP is a Medicare Advantage plan that provides all of the benefits of original Medicare and many additional services--at a lower cost than most Medicare Supplement plans. The plan is available to those who are enrolled in or qualified for Medicare and live in the plan’s service area which includes the cities of Bedford, Lexington, Radford, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke. Enrollment restrictions may apply.

(From Carilion press release.)

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