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Humana Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings in Utah

Salt Lake City—Medicare beneficiaries in Iron County will now have more Medicare Advantage health plan coverage options during the 2020 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period (AEP) thanks to Humana.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Humana is expanding into Iron County by offering its Humana Gold Plus HMO, HumanaChoice PPO, and Humana Honor PPO plans. People with Medicare in Iron County can enroll in these Humana Medicare Advantage health plans during the AEP, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2019.

In Utah in 2020, Humana will offer the following Medicare Advantage plans:

  • Humana Gold Plus HMO plan in Davis, Iron, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties.
  • HumanaChoice PPO plans in Davis, Iron, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, and Weber counties.
  • Humana Honor PPO plans in Davis, Iron, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, and Weber counties. The new Honor PPO is a $0 premium plan designed with military veterans in mind and compliments VA benefits.

These Humana plans provide people with Medicare in these Utah counties with affordable alternatives to original Medicare only, or original Medicare paired with a Medicare Supplement plan. With these plans, members can enjoy all the benefits of original Medicare, as well as prescription drug coverage on most plans along with added benefits and important financial protections.

Humana Medicare Advantage plans offer members the choice of a primary care physician in the plan network; $0 or low monthly plan premiums; low co-payments for doctor visits and annual routine physicals; coverage for most annual screenings at no charge; a network of physicians, specialists and hospitals; and emergency coverage anywhere in the world.

“Humana believes it’s important for people with Medicare to find the right health care and wellness solutions, especially since their needs might change as they age,” said Catherine Field, Intermountain Region Medicare President for Humana. “We’ve listened to what people with Medicare in Utah want, and used our experience in health benefits to offer more options that fit their health needs at every stage in their health care journey.”

Many Humana Medicare Advantage health plans also include access to meals after a hospital stay, routine vision benefit, and over the counter pharmacy benefit, as well as the SilverSneakers fitness benefit. SilverSneakers provides no cost memberships at participating fitness centers and access to classes designed with the Medicare beneficiary in mind.

Humana Medicare Advantage is an alternative to original Medicare (but you must keep original Medicare coverage), not a supplement plan.  For more information about enrolling in any Humana plans, visit Humana.com/Medicare or call 1-800-213-5286 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

•                  Annual reports to stockholders

•                  Securities and Exchange Commission filings

•                  Most recent investor conference presentations

•                  Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls

•                  Calendar of events

•                  Corporate Governance information

Additional Information:

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-213-5286 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, for more information.

Comments (2)

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    Waldine and Ralph Dyett

    Why Price, UT and other rural areas are not offered the Humana Medicare Advantage Plans? There are many retired people who would benefit from this plan.

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    Laquesha Harris

    The focus on wellness with the Medicare Advantage plans are going to continue to be a driving factor on lowering overall health cost. Hopefully, this company will continue to incentivize members for doing preventative screenings. humana.com/zharris

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