Humana Inc. is expanding health plan choices for Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey to more counties for its 2022 Humana Medicare Advantage plans, bringing the company’s coverage to 95% of the state.
Residents of Ocean, Passaic and Cape May counties can now select a Humana Medicare Advantage plan during this year’s Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Coverage takes effect Jan. 1, 2022.
“Humana is excited to be able to reach additional New Jerseyans by offering Medicare Advantage plans in a total of 20 counties across the state for coverage starting in 2022,” said Rich Vollmer, Humana senior vice president and Medicare north division leader. “Over the last three years, we have worked hard to expand both our network of hospitals and physicians and our Medicare plan offerings to meet the health care and budget needs of New Jerseyans across the state.”
Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans provide people with Medicare in New Jersey with affordable alternatives to original Medicare only, or original Medicare paired with a Medicare Supplement plan.
Members get the benefits of original Medicare along with hearing, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage on most plans. A range of plan premiums will be available, as will low copayments for doctor visits, free coverage for most annual screenings, and emergency coverage.
Plans will also include SilverSneakers, which provides memberships at participating fitness centers, and access to classes; Go365TM, a wellness and rewards program designed to motivate and reward members for taking steps toward healthy behaviors; and Humana Well Dine, which provides meals to Medicare members recovering from an inpatient stay in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
Additionally, plan members with a COVID diagnosis have a $0 copay for testing, treatment, vaccinations and 14 days of home-delivered meals.