PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup is committed to giving consumers access to high-quality, affordable health care while reducing their out-of-pocket costs. As part of that commitment, Amerigroup is offering new Medicare Supplement plans to Arizona residents who have Original Medicare. Original Medicare – also known as Medicare Part A and Part B – doesn’t cover many common health care costs, such as copayments and deductibles, often leaving consumers with significant health care expenses. Amerigroup’s Medicare Supplement plans offer coverage for these items and, as a result, reduce consumers’ out-of-pocket costs for their health care.
“Amerigroup strives to meet the health care needs of consumers with innovative products and services that help them lead healthier lives,” said Josh Martin, President of the company’s Medicare West Region. “We know that health care costs are of great concern for older adults so we aim to deliver services that minimize their out-of-pocket costs while ensuring they receive the highest quality care.”
Arizona consumers will be able to enroll in Amerigroup’s Medicare Supplement Plans A, F, G, and N beginning July 1, 2018.
Medicare Supplement Plans A, F, G, and N cover many of the gaps in Original Medicare, with some coverage differences between plans. For example, Plans A, F, G and N cover coinsurance and hospital costs associated with Medicare Part A. However, Medicare Supplement Plans F, G, and N cover the coinsurance for skilled nursing facility care but Plan A does not. Coinsurance is the percentage of health care costs a consumer is responsible for once they’ve met their plan deductible.
An additional benefit of Medicare Supplement plans is there are no provider networks. This means consumers have the freedom to see any care provider who accepts Medicare patients.
Amerigroup also will give people enrolled in these Medicare Supplement plans a membership to SilverSneakers® at no cost. SilverSneakers helps millions of aging seniors and older adults take greater control of their health by engaging participants in more frequent exercise, strength training, aerobics, and flexibility training through a variety of venues and programming.
Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies, such as Amerigroup, have premiums, and require participation in Medicare Parts A and B.
Amerigroup is part of Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies, with more than 74 consumers served by its affiliated companies, including nearly 40 million within Anthem’s family of health plans.
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SilverSneakers® is not insurance and may be discontinued at any time. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is provided by an independent company.
Coverage is provided by Amerigroup Insurance Company. 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.