Care Improvement Plus Unveils 2012 Medicare Health Plans

Nation's largest chronic conditions special needs plan reaffirms commitment to providing affordable, high quality health care solutions

Oct 03, 2011, 09:00 ET from Care Improvement Plus

BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the October 15th start of Medicare open enrollment, Care Improvement Plus—operator of the largest chronic conditions special needs plan(SNP) in the country— has unveiled its 2012 Medicare health plan benefits, reaffirming its commitment to provide affordable, high quality health care solutions to its members.

"Based on the success of our plan and the gains in quality and access we've achieved for our members, we've been able to preserve our benefits as well as the unique services that prevent hospitalizations and improve our members' quality of life each day," said Frederick C. Dunlap, chairman and chief executive officer of XLHealth, which owns and operates Care Improvement Plus. "We have made a commitment to serving the needs of our Medicare members, and our 2012 product offerings reflect that promise."

Care Improvement Plus' service area will include select counties in six new states in 2012: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Mexico, New York, and Wisconsin. In addition, for the first time, Care Improvement Plus will offer its Dual Advantage (PPO) Special Needs Plan in select counties of Georgia and South Carolina for beneficiaries with both Medicare and full Medicaid coverage.

Across its service area, Care Improvement Plus 2012 Medicare health plan benefits and services may include:

  • $0 premium plan options providing affordable comprehensive coverage
  • Vision, dental, transportation, and Over-The-Counter benefits
  • Care management program including nurse coaching and a 24-7 nurse hotline
  • Free annual in-home visits with a licensed practitioner
  • Personalized counseling sessions with plan pharmacists
  • Assistance with accessing social support services
  • An open access provider network with no referral required for Medicare-covered services
  • $0 copays for important preventive care services

Consistent with Medicare industry changes, Care Improvement Plus is providing eligible Medicare beneficiaries in the Part D coverage gap a 50 percent discount on brand name prescriptions and a 14 percent discount on generic prescriptions through its 2012 plans.

Currently, Care Improvement Plus has more than 109,000 members and operates the largest chronic conditions special needs plans in the country, focused on those with diabetes and/or heart failure. Overall enrollment in the plan has increased by 26 percent from October of 2010.

Care Improvement Plus will open enrollment on October 15, 2011 for services effective January 1, 2012. Those interested in learning more about Care Improvement Plus may call 1-800-711-1656, TTY: 711, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or visit for more information. 

About Care Improvement Plus

Care Improvement Plus is a Medicare Advantage health plan committed to delivering quality health care benefits and serving the underserved. Focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing health care spending, Care Improvement Plus provides comprehensive Medicare coverage and a Part D prescription drug benefit, plus additional services such as dental and vision coverage, and care management support. Care Improvement Plus is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract.

SOURCE Care Improvement Plus