CERRITOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vitality Health Plan of California (Vitality) announced today it received conditional approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer its Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) product to Medicare beneficiaries during the upcoming 2019 Annual Election Period. For calendar year 2019, Vitality will serve Medicare beneficiaries residing in Santa Clara County, California and San Joaquin County, California.
“Vitality’s single-product focus on Medicare Advantage will enable us to dedicate our time to developing innovative solutions for everyday situations that impact Medicare beneficiaries and reduce administrative burdens on physicians,” says Jamie Ueoka, chief operating officer, Vitality, who leads an executive team with specialized expertise in offering health plans to recipients of government programs in California.
Vitality is committed to offering its product for a $0 monthly Part C premium, including health services not traditionally covered by Medicare, such as worldwide emergency care, additional unlimited hospital days, routine chiropractic and acupuncture visits, dental coverage, vision exam and eyewear, hearing aids, OTC, annual fitness membership, and non-emergent transportation.
Vitality is pleased to partner with Physicians Medical Group of San Jose to provide primary care and specialty medical services to members who reside in Santa Clara County. For San Joaquin County, Vitality is teaming up with Medcore Medical Group to provide primary and specialty care to members county-wide.
Brian Barry, president, Vitality, says, “It is an honor to partner with physician groups that are so connected to their local communities. With the help of our provider partners, Vitality looks forward to serving the multi-linguistic and underserved populations throughout our service area.”
About Vitality Health Plan of California, Inc.
Vitality Health Plan of California, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vitality Health Plans, Inc., offers Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drugs products to Medicare recipients in certain, approved counties in California. Vitality Health Plan of California also holds a full-service Knox-Keene license, issued earlier this year by the California Department of Managed Health Care.