Amerigroup Expands Reach of $0 Premium Medicare Advantage and Dual-Eligible Plans

Amerigroup plans offer benefits that give members high-quality, affordable health care

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--()--Amerigroup is expanding its $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans with plans in nine additional counties – Dallas County and counties surrounding Lubbock – Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lynn, Terry – for 2018, bringing the total to 25 counties where Amerigroup will make plans available to Medicare-eligible Texans. This expansion complements an already robust portfolio of health plans Amerigroup offers in the state. All of these plans are available for enrollment in this year’s Medicare annual election period (AEP).

The opportunity to enroll in a Medicare plan begins October 15 and continues through December 7. This is the one time each year when most people can pick or switch Medicare Advantage plans.

“Once again, we are privileged to offer consumers a variety of Medicare Advantage products, because we believe it’s important for consumers to have options as they look for the plan that fits their health care needs in 2018,” said Josh Martin, Medicare president of the company’s west region. “We put our experience to work to give members high-quality, affordable health care, allowing them to live the life they’ve earned.”

For 2018 insurance plans, individuals eligible for Medicare – people 65 years and older and those with certain disabilities – are able to enroll in Amerigroup Amerivantage Select (HMO) or Amerigroup Amerivantage Classic (HMO). Individuals with end-stage renal disease have access to Amerigroup Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP).

Texans who are eligible for both Medicare and STAR-PLUS – also known as dual-eligible – have the option of enrolling in Amerigroup’s dual-eligible plans – Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) or Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Premier (HMO SNP).

“Amerigroup is one of the nation’s only insurers that can offer a full continuum of Medicare products, including something for every budget and lifestyle,” added Martin.

Information about Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plans.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for individuals eligible for Medicare:

  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Select (HMO) offers enrollees benefits such as $0 copay for two oral exams and two dental cleanings each year; a $0 copay for an annual eye exam; $0 copay for an annual hearing exam; a benefit for eye glasses or contacts; a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year; and membership to SilverSneakers, a fitness program tailored to older adults. Members also have access to Live Health Online, a service that gives you access to medical professionals through your computer or mobile device. They also have access to a personal emergency response systems (PERS), which gives them the ability to maintain their independence and delay, or possibly eliminate, the need to utilize assisted living services.

    This plan is available in the following counties for a $0 monthly premium: Bexar, El Paso, Fort Bend, Harris, Jefferson, Montgomery, Travis.
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Classic (HMO) is a $0 monthly premium plan that gives enrollees benefits such as $0 copay for two oral exams and two dental cleanings each year, a $0 copay for an annual eye exam, $0 copay for an annual hearing exam, a benefit for eye glasses or contacts, and a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year. Members also have access to a SilverSneakers membership, PERS, Live Health Online, and an allowance of one-way trips to pharmacy and medical visits with 60-mile limits for each trip.

    This plan is available in the following counties: Bexar, Comal, Crosby, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Floyd, Fort Bend, Galveston, Garza, Hale, Harris, Hays, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jefferson, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Medina, Montgomery, Tarrant, Terry, Travis, and Williamson.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for dual-eligible individuals:

  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) is a $0 premium plan that gives members a number of competitive plan benefits, such as preventive vision and up to $3,400 comprehensive dental coverage, an allowance for vision hardware, a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year, 24 acupuncture visits a year, and a quarterly stipend to pay for certain over-the-counter health products. Members have access to an allowance of one-way trips to pharmacy and medical visits with 60-mile limits for each trip, the personal emergency response system (PERS), and SilverSneakers.

    This plan is available to dual-eligible individuals in Bexar, Comal, Crosby, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Floyd, Fort Bend, Galveston, Garza, Hale, Harris, Hays, Hockley, Jefferson, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Medina, Montgomery, Tarrant, Terry, Travis, and Williamson counties.
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Premier (HMO SNP) is a $0 premium plan that gives members a number of competitive plan benefits, such as preventive vision and up to $4,000 comprehensive dental coverage, $250 for eyewear hardware, a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year, 24 acupuncture visits a year, 24 podiatry appointments per year with $0 copay, a quarterly stipend to pay for certain over-the-counter health products. Members also have access to 30 one-way trips to pharmacy and medical visits with 60-mile limits for each trip, the personal emergency response system (PERS), and SilverSneakers.

    This plan is available to dual-eligible individuals in Fort Bend, Harris, and Jefferson counties.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plans for individuals eligible for Medicare and have specific chronic diseases:

  • Amerigroup Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP) is a plan specifically designed for individuals with end-stage renal disease and has an $18.60 per month premium. Its benefits include preventive vision and comprehensive dental coverage, 24 routine podiatry visits a year, $3,000 for hearing aids, and 48 one-way trips to medical and pharmacy visits within 60 miles. Enrollees also have access to PERS and a quarterly stipend that covers certain over-the-counter health products. This plan is available to residents of Bexar, Comal, El Paso, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.

For details about Amerigroup’s Medicare plans in your area, call (866) 805-4589 or visit Amerigroup’s Medicare online store at www.myamerigroup.com/medicare.

Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerigroup Texas, Inc. depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Contacts

Amerigroup Texas
Hieu Nguyen, (202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

Contacts

Amerigroup Texas
Hieu Nguyen, (202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com