Health Alliance Medicare partnership features strong provider network, plus
quality healthcare coverage and customer service
New to Thurston County, Health Alliance Medicare, a Physicians of Southwest Washington partner, helps members choose from a network of recognized and respected doctors, clinics and hospitals close to home.
“While Health Alliance is new to Western Washington, it has strong provider roots. Created more than 30 years ago by the Carle Clinic Association in Illinois, Health Alliance has a reputation for quality, innovation and member satisfaction—factors that help ensure great healthcare coverage,” said Mariella Cummings, PSW chief executive officer.
To learn more face to face, Medicare beneficiaries can stop by Physicians of Southwest Washington from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is at 319 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite 201, in downtown Olympia.
“We provide healthcare coverage and customer service the way they ought to be. To us, that just seems right,” said Jana Perry, Health Alliance vice president of sales and retention.
Timing is important. While health insurers nationwide posted Medicare Advantage 2016 plans earlier this month, October 15 marks the start of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), when people on Medicare need to choose their plan for next year. The AEP ends December 7.
Here are answers to some of the most common Medicare questions.
What is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Advantage plans allow members to save money while gaining extras over and above Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement.
What do Medicare Advantage plans cover?
- Doctor and specialist visits.
- Outpatient surgery and rehab.
- Yearly physicals and eye exams.
- Wellness shots and screenings.
- Hospital stays.
- Skilled nursing facility care.
- Home healthcare and hospice.
Will I be able to see my doctor? Check out “Find a Doctor” at HealthAllianceMedicare.org to see if your doctor is in the Health Alliance Medicare network. More physicians and clinics are being added all the time.
How can I get more information? Health Alliance Medicare representatives can give you the information you need. Call 1-877-795-6120 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. TTY/TDD 711.