- Alignment Health is expanding its Medicare Advantage footprint to cover Florida for 2023
- The expansion consists of a series of new programs including PPO and specially tailored plans for those qualified for both Medicare and Medicaid
- In 2023, the company is also offering one-month supplies of insulin for $35 or less
Alignment Health, a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage insurance company, announced this week that it is expanding its footprint to cover Florida.
The expansion includes increased care for seniors through zero-dollar premium plans, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, and special needs plans for those who are qualified for both Medicare and Medicaid. During the Medicare open enrollment season, more than 8 million Medicare-eligible seniors will be able to choose from the Alignment Health Plan alternatives.
The payer is also expanding its options to beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
“Every year, we grow our range of customized plans, benefits, and support for seniors who need and deserve more choice in their care. This mission is increasingly critical as an estimated 10,000 U.S. adults turn 65 every day,” said John Kao, founder, and CEO of Alignment Health. As we grow, we continue to show that it is possible to deliver high-quality care at a lower cost and to do it at scale. Our 2023 plan offerings and benefits are designed to empower seniors nationwide to age well, where and how they choose.”
To accommodate the growing diversity in Florida, Alignment Health is now offering a pair of specialized plans adapted to the medicinal practices of Asian and Hispanic cultures, respectively.
The Harmony HMO plan offers traditional Eastern wellness services like acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha, at no additional cost and a $50 monthly grocery allowance that can be spent at in-network Asian grocery stores.
Further, the Harmony plan features materials written in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, as well as network providers and service agents fluent in those languages.
The company is additionally expanding its el Único plan to Medicare-eligible adults in Clay, Duval, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, featuring a $0-premium HMO plan through a Spanish-speaking provider network, Spanish-speaking service agents, and in-language member materials.
In 2023, the company is also offering one-month supplies of insulin for $35 or less, adapting to a national call to cap the proliferating costs of insulin, driving some to be unable to afford weekly or monthly doses.
“Our model puts our members at the heart of everything we do: our plans deliver a breadth of choice and value, our care teams proactively engage members to ensure the best care experience, and our proprietary technology empowers us to deliver customized, coordinated care that drives better health outcomes,” continued Kao.
New to future Florida customers is access to Alignment Health’s On-Demand Concierge, which acts as a portal to direct users to health professionals that can answer health-related questions, schedule medical appointments, and arrange transportation.