Health Partners Medicare Expands to Lancaster, Lehigh and Northampton Counties

Offering innovative, unique plans as part of a new wave of expansion
to increase access to quality health care for area residents

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nationally recognized for its innovative approach to health care,
Pennsylvania-based, managed care organization Health Partners Plans
(HPP) will offer its popular Medicare Advantage plans to residents of
Lancaster, Lehigh and Northampton counties for coverage effective
January 1, 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved
the expansion for the not-for-profit health care organization,
broadening its reach beyond Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and
Philadelphia counties. The expansion will allow more than 237,000
Medicare beneficiaries the option to choose Health Partners Medicare for
their health care coverage.

“We are excited about this opportunity to expand our business and offer
high-quality plans to meet the unique health care needs of seniors and
other Medicare eligibles in Lancaster, Lehigh and Northampton counties,”
says William S. George, president and CEO. “This expansion marks another
wave of continued growth for Health Partners Plans. For more than 30
years, we’ve been committed to improving the health outcomes of our
members and serving the communities where they live. We look forward to
welcoming new members and emphasizing what our current enrollees already
know — that your family is our focus.”

HPP is a nimble, innovative health plan recognized for its novel
programs that improve member health while addressing its social
determinants. Most recently, the health care organization formed a
groundbreaking partnership with a Pennsylvania-based, nonprofit food
access program, Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance
(MANNA), to address the lack of affordable, nutritious foods for its
most chronically ill members. The first-of-its-kind collaboration
provides three medically nutritious meals a day, seven days a week, to
HPP members with chronic illnesses, a benefit that is included in its
Health Partners Medicare Special plan for up to four weeks. The food is
prepared and distributed to members’ doorsteps — all at no cost to them.
HPP also provides vital nutrition counseling and comprehensive care
management to teach members how to better manage their illness
independently.

“We’ve taken an innovative, holistic approach to caring for members
while bridging the gap between nourishing food and comprehensive care,
which is unprecedented in the health care industry,” says George. “These
are the types of out-of-the-box programs that have always differentiated
us from competitors and we can’t wait to introduce all we have to offer
in Lancaster, Lehigh and Northampton counties.”

Starting October 15, Health Partners Medicare will begin accepting
enrollments in the region for 2017. Health Partners Medicare offers
comprehensive plans to fit any health need and budget. Each of the three
plans offered in the expansion counties are designed to give members all
the benefits of Original Medicare while providing the high-quality,
novel care Health Partners Plans is known for.

  • Health Partners Medicare Value (HMO) – a $0 premium plan with
    prescription drug coverage.
  • Health Partners Medicare Prime (HMO) – an enhanced plan providing
    extra benefits and prescription drug coverage with a low premium
  • Health Partners Medicare Special (HMO SNP) – our popular Special Needs
    Plan, including prescription drug coverage, open to anyone who has
    both Medicare and Medicaid

Each plan includes $0 or low-cost PCP visits, an extensive network of
doctors and leading area hospitals, specialist visits with no referrals,
friendly 24/7 phone support, unlimited days for inpatient hospital stays
and fitness center and Weight Watchers® memberships. Plans
also include access to an innovative service that connects plan members
with doctors by phone or video for help with non-emergency medical
issues.

About Health Partners Plans

Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care
organization serving more than 271,000 members in Greater Southeastern
Pennsylvania. It provides a broad range of health coverage options
through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and its
KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plan. Founded more
than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few
hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health
Partners Plans is “doing it right” at HealthPartnersPlans.com,
HPPMedicare.com,
twitter.com/HPPlans
and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.

Health Partners Medicare is an HMO plan with Medicare and
Pennsylvania State Medicaid program contracts. Enrollment in Health
Partners Medicare 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. You
must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Health Partners
Medicare Special is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance
from the State and Medicare. Health Partners Medicare complies with
applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

H9207_HPM-907-17 Accepted 10/2016

Contacts

Health Partners Plans (HPP)
Monet T. Irving, 267-385-3802

mirving@hpplans.com