Humana to enhance Medicare health plan offerings in 2018


Humana to enhance Medicare health plan offerings in 2018

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Health insurer Humana said on Oct. 10 that its Medicare plans for 2018 will include new and enhanced benefits.

Alan Wheatley, president of retail segment at Humana, said: "People with Medicare rely on their health plan. That’s why we’re enhancing many of our plan offerings in 2018, investing more in our plans’ value and including benefits and services that offer a more personalized approach to health coverage – to help meet the unique health needs and goals of our members."

The insurer said that preserving the stability of benefits and premiums in 2018 was its priority, and a significant percentage of Humana’s current Medicare Advantage members will experience comparable or enhanced value in their 2018 plans and benefits.

Humana plans to roll out more Medicare plan choices; options with low or $0 monthly premiums; plans with fitness and wellness services; and offer preferred cost-sharing options for primary care and prescription coverage.

The annual Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan enrollment period begins Oct. 15.

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