CareMore Earns Senior Choice Gold Award for Best Overall Value in Medicare Advantage Plans

CareMore Recognized over Larger Competitors for Coveted Award in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

CERRITOS, Calif.--()--CareMore Health Plan, one of Californias fastest-growing Medicare Advantage managed care organizations, has earned the prestigious 2007 Senior Choice Gold Award from HealthMetrix Research, Inc. This honor recognizes CareMore for providing the best overall value in the design of its 2007 medical and Part D prescription drug benefits for seniors in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The 2007 Senior Choice Gold Award is based on independent cost-sharing comparisons conducted annually by HealthMetrix Research and MedicareNewsWatch.com. It was awarded to one Medicare Advantage plan in each of 82 cities or metropolitan regions for providing the best overall value.

At CareMore, we define value as quality of care, quality of services and quality of life for our members, said Alan Hoops, chairman and CEO for CareMore. To earn the Senior Choice Gold Award, especially in the Los Angeles/Orange Country market with many large and well-known competitors, is truly an honor because it demonstrates our deep commitment to providing superior value and enhancing the quality of life for our members.

Senior Choice Gold Award Criteria

Award criteria were based on 2007 benefits and cost-sharing approved by Medicare for the selected plans. Estimated annual out-of-pocket costs consider the beneficiaries health status (healthy, episodic or chronic) and utilization of the most common health plan benefits (physician office visits, emergency care, hospital care, prevention care and prescriptions). HealthMetrix Research cost-sharing comparisons for over 100 cities are available at www.MedicareNewsWatch.com.

HealthMetrix Research president Alan Mittermaier said in a statement: These forward-looking independent comparisons provide Medicare beneficiaries with true out-of-pocket costs associated with joining a Medicare Advantage plan. Each award recipient has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the design of their 2007 Medicare plan benefits, co-payments, deductibles and premiums including the Part D prescription drug benefits. HealthMetrix Research applauds these organizations and we are delighted that informed seniors can rely on the Senior Choice Gold Award recognition when selecting a Medicare Advantage plan.

CareMores Medicare Advantage Plans

In keeping with CareMores philosophy of wellness, prevention and enriched quality of life, its health plans empower members with generous transportation benefits that promote independence, superior value that stretches senior budgets, and peace of mind from a wide array of health care coverage. CareMore offers a full spectrum of care for Medicare-eligible seniors in Los Angeles and Orange County communities. In addition to its popular CareMore Value Plus for all seniors who qualify for Medicare, CareMore recently announced three new Special Needs Plans for seniors who require specialized care: CareMore Connect for low-income seniors who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal; CareMore Reliance, for seniors with chronic illness or conditions; and CareMore Touch, the only Special Needs Plan in Los Angeles and Orange counties for seniors who live in skilled-nursing homes.

About CareMore Health Plan

CareMore Health Plan, based in Cerritos, Calif., is one of the fastest-growing managed care organizations that specifically provides coverage to seniors and those who are disabled. The companys award-winning Medicare Advantage health plans focus on enhanced quality of life, wellness and the prevention of functional decline. CareMore proudly offers comprehensive health care programs for its members that are specifically designed and created by doctors to meet the needs of aging seniors. These plans include CareMore Value Plus, for all seniors eligible for Medicare; CareMore Connect for low-income seniors who are eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal; CareMore Reliance for seniors with chronic illnesses or conditions; and CareMore Touch, the only Special Needs plans available in Los Angeles and Orange county communities for seniors who reside in skilled-nursing facilities. CareMore earned the 2007 Senior Choice Gold Award for providing the best overall value in its Medicare Advantage plans.

For more information about CareMore and its portfolio of care for seniors, please visit www.caremorehealthplan.com or call (800) 499-2793, TDD (800) 577-5586.

Contacts

Dailey Marketing Group for CareMore Health Plan
Erika Price Schulte, 949-454-2418, ext. 17
eschulte@daileymarketing.com

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Contacts

Dailey Marketing Group for CareMore Health Plan
Erika Price Schulte, 949-454-2418, ext. 17
eschulte@daileymarketing.com