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

Posted on: 10 Oct 17

Amerigroup is expanding its $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans with three plans in ten additional counties for 2018, serving a total of 16 New Jersey counties. This expansion complements an already 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 Tomas Orozco, Medicare president of the company’s east 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 Balance (HMO). Individuals with end-stage renal disease can join the Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP). New Jerseyans 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).

All of the plans include LiveHealth Online, offered at $0 copay. LiveHealth Online is an innovative way to connect with board-certified doctors through two-way live video using a smart phone, tablet, or computer with a webcam. Doctors are available 24/7 with less than a ten minute wait.

“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 Orozco.

Information about Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plans.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for individuals eligible for Medicare:

  • Amerivantage Balance (HMO) offers enrollees $0 copay for an annual oral exam, dental cleaning, eye exam, and hearing exam. Members also receive a $200 comprehensive dental allowance; a $3,000 benefit for hearing aids each year; routine transportation services for 40 one-way trips for pharmacy and medical visits; and membership to SilverSneakers, a fitness program tailored to older adults.

    This plan is available in Bergen, Hudson, and Union counties. Individuals eligible for Medicare and receive 100 percent low-income subsidy (LIS) will have a $0 monthly premium. Medicare-eligible individuals with a LIS less than 100 percent will pay up to $27.75. Individuals without LIS and are eligible for Medicare will have a $37 monthly premium.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for dual-eligible individuals:

  • Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP) is a $0 premium plan that gives members dental, vision, hearing, and transportation benefits under the plan’s Integrated Medicaid Benefit. Members also have $0 copays for prescription medications for many of the medication tiers, access to a quarterly stipend to pay for certain over-the-counter health products, and SilverSneakers.

    This plan is available to dual-eligible individuals residing in the counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union.

Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan for individuals eligible for Medicare and have specific chronic diseases:

  • Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP) is a plan specifically designed for individuals with end-stage renal disease and has a $28 monthly premium (individuals eligible for Medicare and receive 100 percent low-income subsidy (LIS) will have a $0 monthly premium). Its benefits include $0 copay eye exam, comprehensive dental coverage, 24 routine podiatry visits a year, a hearing exam, $3,000 hearing aid benefits, and 52 one-way trips to medical and pharmacy visits within 60 miles. This plan is available to residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties.

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

Amerivantage (HMO) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage (HMO) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO DSNP) is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the New Jersey Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO DSNP) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage is an HMO/POS CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage 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 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1-866-805-4589(TTY:711)。 ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-805-4589 (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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