Priority Health Adds Dental and Fitness Benefits to Medicare Advantage Plans | Business Wire

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

health problems.”

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.

The added fitness program allows individuals to choose either a no-cost Silver&Fit®

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

ValueSM(HMO-POS), PriorityMedicareSM

(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

another state.

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

and participating health care providers visit,

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


Priority Health
Amy Miller
616 464-8571 or 800 942-0954