AmeriHealth NJ Expands Medicare Advantage Coverage Statewide
Now offering coverage in 17 NJ counties; lowering premiums for existing customers
Cranbury, NJ - October 1, 2013 - AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that the company will be expanding its Medicare coverage to serve almost the entire state. Previously, AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Medicare Advantage coverage was limited to five counties. Now the company will now serve 17 counties statewide. In addition, individuals who were previously covered by the AmeriHealth 65® Preferred HMO Plan in the original five counties will see a premium decrease.
“As the only health plan exclusively focused on New Jersey we are always looking for new ways to offer the people of our state affordable, quality options,” Mike Munoz, senior vice president of sales and marketing for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We saw an opportunity to increase access for Medicare beneficiaries, and at the same time reduce costs for our existing members.”
A plan you can count on
The AmeriHealth 65® Preferred HMO Plan is now available in the following counties: Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset, Union, Atlantic, Bergen, Monmouth, Morris and Warren.
Enrollment rules and options
Beneficiaries cannot change to another Medicare Advantage plan after December 7, however, from January 1 to February 14, CMS allows Medicare beneficiaries to disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and sign up for a Medicare Supplement or return to Original Medicare.
Any members with a MA plan that may have been discontinued by another insurer will have a special election period from Oct. 15 to Feb. 28 to select a new MA plan.
Members and prospective members can learn more about the AmeriHealth 65® Preferred HMO Plan by visiting www.amerihealthmedicare.com or calling 1-800-898-3492 (TTY/TDD 1-877-219-5457).
About AmeriHealth New Jersey
The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit www.amerihealthnj.com.