CYPRESS, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc., a Wellcare (NYSE: WCG) company, will offer a variety of 2017 Medicare Advantage plans in California that provide benefits to help members get and stay healthy, with an emphasis on preventive health measures.
During the 2017 Open Enrollment Period, which runs from Oct. 15, to Dec. 7, 2016, Medicare-eligible people in California will be able to select Easy Choice plans that are specifically designed to meet their budget while giving members resources to manage or prevent chronic conditions and stay healthy. All Easy Choice plans come with no monthly premium or copays for primary care physician visits, lab work or x-rays. In addition, plans offer extra benefits such as acupuncture and routine podiatry coverage, preventive dental coverage, fitness memberships, and free transportation to appointments.
"Studies show that good doctor-patient relationships are one of the most important indicators of quality care and good health outcomes and Easy Choice's plans enable members to have a close relationship with their doctors," said Karen M. Johnson, chief operating officer at Easy Choice. "Preventive care is the cornerstone of good health, and we are proud that Easy Choice offers plans that provide a variety of tests and screens such as flu shots, mammograms and prostate cancer screening to our members at no cost, helping them to stay healthy."
Most Easy Choice plans also offer a monthly allowance to help purchase needed over-the-counter health items, such as vitamins, toothbrushes and cold remedies. All plans also offer hearing and vision coverage.
Easy Choice's Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans feature a unified national pharmacy network with key national retailers, including CVS, Walgreens and Walmart*. This simplified benefit design allows a member to pay the same cost share per medication at all network pharmacies.
Easy Choice plans are available in these four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. For more information on becoming an Easy Choice member, or to learn more about the company's plans and services, please visit www.easychoicehealthplan.com or call toll-free 855-497-7460. As of June 30, 2016, WellCare and Easy Choice Health Plan serve approximately 31,500 Medicare Advantage members and 46,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in California.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
WellCare (HMO) - Medicare Advantage Easy Choice Health Plan (HMO), a WellCare company, is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Easy Choice (HMO) depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Easy Choice uses a formulary. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. *Other pharmacies and providers are available in our network.
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