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Amerigroup Expands Reach of $0 Premium Medicare Advantage and Dual-Eligible Plans

Amerigroup Tennessee
Posted on: 03 Oct 17

Amerigroup is offering its $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans in 92 counties to Medicare-eligible Tennesseans for 2018. This offering complements a robust portfolio of health plans Amerigroup offers in the state. All of these plans are available for enrollment in this year’s Medicare annual election period (AEP).

The opportunity to enroll in a Medicare plan begins October 15 and continues through December 7. This is the one time each year when most people can pick or switch Medicare Advantage plans.

“Once again, we are privileged to offer consumers a variety of Medicare Advantage products, because we believe it’s important for consumers to have options as they look for the plan that fits their health care needs in 2018,” said David McNichols, Medicare president of the company’s central region. “We put our experience to work to give members high-quality, affordable health care, allowing them to live the life they’ve earned.”

For 2018 insurance plans, individuals eligible for Medicare – people 65 years and older and those with certain disabilities – are able to enroll in Amerivantage Classic (HMO) or Amerivantage Plus (HMO). Tennesseans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid – also known as dual-eligible – have the option of enrolling in Amerigroup’s dual-eligible plan – Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP).

“Amerigroup is one of the nation’s only insurers that can offer a full continuum of Medicare products, including something for every budget and lifestyle,” added McNichols.

Information about Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plans.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for individuals eligible for Medicare:

  • Amerivantage Classic (HMO) offers enrollees benefits such as $0 copay for two oral exams and two dental cleanings each year; a $0 copay for an annual eye exam; $0 copay for an annual hearing exam; a benefit for eye glasses or contacts; a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year; and membership to SilverSneakers, a fitness program tailored to older adults.

    A new benefit for the 2018 year is that members now have access to 10 days of meals (2 per day) after a member leaves the hospital. This meal benefit aims to help members recover quicker after being discharged. Members also have access to a personal emergency response system (PERS). PERS gives members the ability to maintain their independence and delay, or possibly eliminate, the need to utilize assisted living services.

    This plan is available in the following counties for a $0 monthly premium: Benton, Cannon, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, McNairy, Meigs, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Polk, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, and Wilson.

    Individuals living in the following counties can enrollee for a $27 monthly premium: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, Franklin, Grainger, Grundy, Hancock, Hawkins, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Loudon, Marion, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Pickett, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Sullivan, Trousdale, Unicoi, Union, Washington, and Weakley.
  • Amerivantage Plus (HMO) gives enrollees of this $0 monthly premium plan benefits such as $0 copay for two oral exams and two dental cleanings each year, a $0 copay for an annual eye exam, $0 copay for an annual hearing exam, a benefit for eye glasses or contacts, a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year, and membership to SilverSneakers. Members of this plan also get 24 one-way trips to pharmacy and medical visits, a quarterly stipend for specific over-the-county health products, 10 days of meals (2 per day) after they leave the hospital, and PERS. This plan is available in Shelby County.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for dual-eligible individuals:

  • Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) is a $0 premium plan that gives members a number of competitive plan benefits, such as preventive vision and comprehensive dental coverage, a $3,000 hearing aid benefit per year, 6 podiatry appointments per year with $0 copay, a quarterly stipend to pay for certain over-the-counter health products, 10 days of meals (2 per day) after being discharged from the hospital, the personal emergency response system (PERS), and SilverSneakers.

    This plan is available to dual-eligible individuals of all Tennessee counties except Greene, McMinn, and Putnam.

For details about Amerigroup’s Medicare plans in your area, call (866) 805-4589 or visit Amerigroup’s Medicare online store at

Amerigroup Tennessee, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Tennessee, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerigroup Tennessee, Inc. 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 co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電1-888-230-7338(TTY:711)。ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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