GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Priority Health is adding dental care and fitness programs to its
Medicare Advantage plans starting January 2012. Individuals who enroll
in Priority Health Medicare plans, including PriorityMedicare
ValueSM (HMO-POS), PriorityMedicareSM
(HMO-POS) and PriorityMedicare SelectSM (PPO) will
enjoy the extra benefits.
“We enhanced our products this year to include benefits that we believe
will help our members enhance their quality of life,” said Wayne Wilson,
vice president of Medicare programs at Priority Health. “By offering
dental benefits and fitness opportunities, we can help them avoid future
Dental benefits will be provided through a partnership with Delta Dental
of Michigan, which is the state’s leading administrator of these plans
with the largest network of participating dentists. Basic dental
coverage includes one examination and one cleaning at no additional
cost. One set of bitewing X-rays covered at 50 percent of the cost.
Enhanced dental benefits can be added to Priority Health’s Medicare
Advantage plans for less than $13 per month, including full coverage of
one set of bitewing X-rays per year and fillings and root canals covered
at 50 percent of the cost with an annual maximum of $1,000.
fitness facility membership at a local
participating fitness club or exercise center. Free home exercise
and fitness kits from the Silver&Fit Home Fitness program.
Priority Health offers three Medicare Advantage plans including PriorityMedicare
(HMO-POS)and PriorityMedicareSM SelectSM
(PPO). Each plan varies in price and benefits to align with the needs of
customers. All of the plans offer:
Preventive care coverage: annual exams, mammograms and prostate
Doctor visits and hospital coverage
Hearing, vision, dental, fitness and wellness programs
Visits to specialists without a referral
Emergency &. Urgent care coverage in the United States and around the
Prescription drug coverage (Part D)
Priority Health also offers a variety of Medigap options. These options
have the same level of exceptional service, are provided in every county
in Michigan and are ideal for people who spend part of the year in
The annual election period to join, switch or drop a Medicare Advantage
or prescription drug plan has changed. This year, changes in plans must
be made from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, instead of last year’s Nov. 15 – Dec. 31
election period. All plan adjustments will take effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
To learn more about Priority Health Medicare plans, premiums by county
or call Priority Health toll-free at 888 389-6676, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week (TTY users should call 711).
About Priority Health:
Priority Health is an award-winning health plan nationally recognized
for creating innovative solutions that impact health care costs while
maximizing customer experience. It offers a broad portfolio of products
for employer groups, individuals and Medicare and Medicaid. As a
nonprofit company, Priority Health serves more than 600,000 people and
continues to be ranked among the America’s best health plans by the
National Committee for Quality Assurance.
About Delta Dental of Michigan
Delta Dental of Michigan and its affiliates in Indiana, Kentucky, New
Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio. Tennessee collectively are among the
largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2010, the
enterprise paid out more than $2 billion for dental care for nearly 8
million enrollees. Michigan offices are located in Okemos and Farmington
616 464-8571 or 800 942-0954