Company to Offer HMO and PPO Products in 13 Counties in North Texas
With the 2020 Expansion Into Cooke, Erath, Palo Pinto and Somervell
(FORT WORTH, Texas – Oct. 7, 2019) — Care N’ Care (HMO/PPO) Health Plan announced today that its 2020 member benefits will include $0 premiums, $0 co-pays and $0 deductibles on medical and drug coverage for Medicare-eligible recipients. A new over-the-counter drug benefit as well as preventive dental, vision and hearing benefits are also included at no additional cost in all of Care N’ Care Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO offerings.
In addition to announcing its new benefits, Care N’ Care also announced that it will be expanding into four new counties in North Texas: Cooke, Erath, Palo Pinto and Somervell. Currently Care N’ Care serves members in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties and will continue to do so in 2020.
As has been the case for more than a decade, the health plans offered by Care N’ Care in 2020 will include all of the coverage found in original Medicare plus added services and benefits that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. Care N’ Care members in 2020 will experience exceptionally low maximum out-of-pocket costs—$2,900 on HMO products and $3,900 for in-network providers on Care N’ Care’s Choice Plan.
In addition to the preventive dental, hearing and vision benefits included at no additional cost, Care N’ Care provides members far-reaching Part D pharmacy benefits including:
- The ability to get a three-month supply of most medications for the price of two at all retail pharmacies or by utilizing Care N’ Care’s convenient mail-order pharmacy.
- The freedom to fill prescriptions at a member’s desired location; Care N’ Care has no preferred network of pharmacies.
- Substantial savings on a number of inhalers including those provided by Advair, Breo Ellipta, Proair, Serevent, Spiriva, Stiolto and Symbicort.
New this year is an over-the-counter benefit that provides an easy way for Care N’ Care members to save money on health and wellness products such as pain relievers, cough and cold medicine, vitamins, sunscreen, bandages, dental floss and more. Each quarter members will be given a $30 credit to use toward the purchase of these items, which they order from the Care N’ Care product catalog and then have conveniently delivered to their door at no additional cost.
Also included with a Care N’ Care membership is enrollment in SilverSneakers®, a program that encompasses membership in thousands of fitness locations, group exercise classes, on-demand online workout videos, social connections throughout the year and much more. Care N’ Care members also get worldwide coverage when they travel.
Among its most unique benefits, seniors who choose Care N’ Care can avail themselves of the health plan’s acclaimed Healthcare Concierge program. Through this, members are assigned a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact to help facilitate their healthcare needs, such as scheduling appointments, help with claims or billing, answering questions regarding prescriptions, and more.
“Selecting healthcare coverage is a very personal and important decision, which is why we’ve carefully designed our array of HMO and PPO benefit plans based on what members have told us is important to them,” said Wendy Karsten, CEO of Care N’ Care. “For more than a decade, Medicare recipients in North Texas have been trusting us to provide the affordable, accessible and member-friendly care that allows them to live life to its fullest. Our 2020 benefit packages are all about providing seniors with the healthy advantage they need to enjoy this special time in their life.”
The annual enrollment period for choosing a Medicare Advantage plan for 2020 runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. During this time seniors and others on Medicare may choose to switch their health plan or move from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or move back to original Medicare) with their new coverage taking effect Jan. 1, 2020.
For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans or to connect with a Medicare specialist who can assist with enrollment, call 1-833-499-6548 (TTY 711) seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., or visit cnchealthplan.com.
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Care N’ Care Insurance is an HMO and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Care N’ Care depends on contract renewal. Y0107_20_118_M