Florida-based WellCare Health Plans, with an NH office in Concord, is now enrolling Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in Carroll, Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford counties in one of three WellCare Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans during this year's election period running now through Dec. 7. All coverage will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
"We are excited to expand our presence to New Hampshire and begin serving Medicare-eligible beneficiaries throughout the state," said Lisa Wright, WellCare's regional president, Medicare North division. "Our benefits go beyond the basics and provide valuable offerings that support our members to help them live better, healthier lives."
In 2020, WellCare plans may offer a large network of providers, hospitals and specialists with primary care providers (PCPs) serving as a "medical home" for members to help coordinate care with specialists. Community-based supports: care teams support members with chronic conditions or after hospitalizations providing in-home visits; coordinating doctor visits; educating members about everyday healthy behaviors; and connecting them to needed social services and community-based programs.
According to a statement, many plans have $0 or low plan premiums, $0 or low co-pays for doctor visits, $0 or low deductibles for prescription drugs and a cap on yearly out-of-pocket expenses. And supplemental benefits may include dental, vision and hearing, fitness programs and transportation to care visits.
For more information about WellCare's 2020 Medicare offerings, visit www.wellcarenow.com or call 1-877-823-8267.