Beginning October 1, Medicare beneficiaries can learn more about coverage
options that also include Part D prescription plan
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As the annual election period for Medicare nears, Regence is ramping up its efforts to educate Medicare beneficiaries about their options. New this year is the expanded availability of MedAdvantage products in more than 60 counties across Regence's service area, which includes Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho.
MedAdvantage is a PPO that Regence offers as part of the federal Medicare Advantage program. Regence MedAdvantage provides richer benefits than Original Medicare, which include a large PPO network with assured access, lower out-of-pocket costs and routine vision. Regence offers Medicare beneficiaries a suite of options, including Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription plans. Regence MedAdvantage is one of the most popular products in this portfolio.
The annual election period for Medicare runs from November 15 to December 31, 2007, offering Medicare beneficiaries the chance to sign up for the first time or switch to a new plan. Regence will conduct a series of free seminars throughout the state, where Medicare beneficiaries can learn more about MedAdvantage and Medicare Part D, have their questions answered and receive assistance with enrollment.
Regence's decision to expand its service area for MedAdvantage represents the company's continued commitment to serving the needs of Medicare beneficiaries with products and services that meet their needs for choice, affordability and access.
"We've been with Medicare since the beginning so we recognize the value
of a product like Regence MedAdvantage, which delivers a high return for
our beneficiaries' health care dollar," said Cary Badger, vice president of
Market Development for Regence. "Our decision to make Regence MedAdvantage
available to more of our community reflects our
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