LAS VEGAS & ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–
Alignment Health Plan, an award-winning Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan from Alignment Healthcare, will offer several new plan options, 24/7 concierge services and a benefits “black card” to more than 400,000 Medicare-eligible seniors in Clark County, Nevada, during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which kicks off Oct. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2021. 1
Clark County Medicare beneficiaries have three Alignment plan options to choose from, including AVA™ HMO, a virtual-first health plan that includes a dedicated virtual primary care physician and virtual specialists – accessible by phone or video on Alignment’s proprietary AVA™ data and technology platform – $50 monthly Part B premium rebate and $100 per month over-the-counter (OTC) credit, redeemable at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers across the country.
Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the United States, especially for seniors. According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of retirement-age residents is increasing, with nearly 1 in 6 residents now age 65 or older. 2
“Medicare’s annual enrollment period is a critical time for Medicare beneficiaries to evaluate their health care needs and explore the plan options available to them, especially as we grapple with the challenges of COVID-19,” said Dawn Maroney, president of consumer and markets, Alignment Healthcare. “We believe our AVA™ virtual HMO will provide not only convenience and affordability but also peace of mind that members can get the care they need from the safety of their own homes.”
Alignment is also introducing new benefits such as pest control, pet care, and air purifier services for eligible members in select plans to address the critical challenges seniors are facing known as “social determinants of health” – social factors that directly impact clinical outcomes. In Nevada, food insecurity has increased 32% in the past three years among adults ages 60 and older, while poverty has increased 21% since 2013 among adults ages 65 and older. 3 To assist seniors who may be facing these everyday social challenges, Alignment’s new 2021 social benefits will be available alongside existing benefits such as grocery allowance and non-emergency clinical transportation offered through the company’s ACCESS On-Demand Concierge program.
“At Alignment, we are reshaping and changing how seniors experience health care, delivering care and service anytime, anywhere,” said John Kao, founder and CEO, Alignment Healthcare. “Here at Alignment, our mission is to put seniors first as if they were our mom and dad, which is why we’re excited to extend our services to Clark County residents to ensure that their care and lifestyle needs are met.”
Other plan options include Platinum, a $0 premium HMO, and NVPlus, an HMO designed for individuals enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare that comes with enhanced dental benefits and a $100 OTC allowance. Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in those Alignment plans can seek “in-network” care from P3 Health Partners’ expansive network of affiliated primary care providers and specialists.
In 2019, Alignment launched an industry-first ACCESS On-Demand Concierge program to provide a personalized and real-time health care experience for Alignment Health Plan members. With a single phone number, the concierge team can connect members to a board-certified doctor by phone or video, schedule medical appointments, arrange transportation and answer health care questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members also receive a special ACCESS On-Demand Concierge “black card” that can be used as a debit card to buy eligible over-the-counter and grocery items at more than 50,000 retailers nationwide.
For more information, visit www.alignmenthealthplan.com.
ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We have created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers health plan options through Alignment Health Plan, and also partners with select health plans to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit www.alignm enthealthcare.com.
1 410,350 as of August 2020, https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-systemsstatistics-trends-and-reportsmcradvpartdenroldatama-state-county/ma-statecounty-penetration-2020-08
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA NEVADA
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