Freedom Health Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in 25 Florida Counties for 2019

Freedom plans help consumers improve their health and well-being through high-quality, affordable healthcare services

TAMPA, Fla.--()--Freedom Health (Freedom) will be offering up to eight Medicare Advantage health plans in 25 counties in 2019. Medicare-eligible individuals living in Marion County will have one new Freedom plan available to them for next year. These 2019 health plans are open for enrollment in this year’s Medicare annual election period (AEP), which begins October 15 and continues through December 7, 2018.

“Freedom is committed to delivering health plan benefits and care provider access that Medicare-eligible consumers can rely on year after year because we know consistency makes healthcare simper for them,” said Jigar Desai, CEO and President of Freedom Health. “We are also excited to expand the reach of our Medicare Advantage plans in 2019 so that more individuals are able to receive healthcare services from care providers in their community.”

Individuals eligible for Medicare – people 65 years and older and those with certain disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special needs – are able to enroll in the following 2019 Medicare Advantage health plans based on availability in their county of residence:

  • Freedom Savings Plan (HMO)
  • Freedom Medicare Plan Rx (HMO)
  • Freedom Platinum Plan Rx (HMO)
  • Freedom VIP Care
  • Freedom VIP Savings
  • Freedom VIP COPD
  • Freedom Medi-Medi Partial
  • Freedom Medi-Medi Full

In Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties, enrollees in Freedom Platinum Plan Rx will have access to a Part B Buydown of $65. When members choose a plan with a Part B refund, they will receive the refund within 30-60 days once the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has confirmed the member is on the plan with Social Security. It will be an amount that is subtracted from their Part B premium.

These Freedom Medicare Advantage health plans offer a variety benefits, which may include:

  • $0 Preventive Services
  • $0 primary care provider co-payments
  • Benefits for over-the-counter medications and health-related products
  • Comprehensive dental, vision, hearing services
  • SilverSneakers® fitness membership, at no additional cost
  • Competitive formulary coverage
  • Transportation coverage

“Individuals eligible for Medicare have a number of health insurance choices so it’s important that Freedom offers Medicare Advantage plans that deliver the healthcare experience and value consumers are seeking in their health plan. Our portfolio of programs will allow aging seniors to receive services they need to address their specific needs,” added Desai.

To learn more about which benefits will be available with each 2019 Medicare Advantage and which plans will be offered in a specific area, consumers can call 800-401-2740, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, February 15 to September 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, October 1 to February 14. Consumers can also visit the company’s online website at www.freedomhealth.com.

Freedom Health, Inc. is an HMO with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. Enrollment in Freedom Health, Inc. depends on contract renewal. This Information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711) for more information. Freedom Health, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Freedom Health, Inc. cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. Freedom Health, Inc. konfòm ak lwa sou dwa sivil Federal ki aplikab yo e li pa fè diskriminasyon sou baz ras, koulè, peyi orijin, laj, enfimite oswa sèks. Español (Spanish): ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711). Kreyòl Ayisyen (French Creole): ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-800-401-2740 (TTY: 711). From October 1 to March 31, we are open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. From April 1 to September 30, we are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST.

About Freedom Health, Inc. and Optimum Healthcare, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Freedom Health, Inc. and Optimum Healthcare Inc. provide comprehensive health care coverage through their Medicare Advantage Plans in the state of Florida. The health plans offer multiple benefit options including MAPD, Dual Special Needs Plans covering individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and Chronic Special Needs Plans focusing on individuals diagnosed with diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).

With a combined enrollment of over 135,000 Medicare Advantage members in 25 counties throughout the state, Freedom and Optimum have consistently earned impressive quality ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information on America’s First Choice family of health plans, please visit one of our websites at www.youroptimumhealthcare.com or www.freedomhealth.com.

Contacts

Freedom Health, Inc.
Hieu Nguyen
(202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

Contacts

Freedom Health, Inc.
Hieu Nguyen
(202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com