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SummaCare's Medicare Advantage Plans Now Available

SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plans Now Available

New plans, benefits highlight 2020 choices

AKRON, Ohio, October 1, 2019 – Beginning October 15, Medicare-eligible individuals may select comprehensive and affordable medical and pharmacy benefits from one of SummaCare’s expanded list of Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period runs through December 7.

Based in Akron and within reach for thousands of Medicare-eligible individuals throughout 31 northern Ohio counties, SummaCare offers an extensive network of thousands of physicians and providers, with the Lake Hospital System being added to the SummaCare network this year. SummaCare is also one of only two plans in the state of Ohio with a 4.5-Star (out of 5 stars) rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are no 5-Star plans in the state for 2019.

For those who reside in Northeast Ohio, SummaCare has six plan options this year. In addition, all plans offer vision, dental and hearing aids, as well as many other supplemental benefits. The two new plans for 2020, which also offer new benefits such as acupuncture/therapeutic massage and behavioral health treatment, are:

  • Garnet: An HMO plan with a low premium and the most generous supplemental benefits of any SummaCare plan
  • Amber: A $0 premium HMO plan that includes medical benefits only. This plan may appeal to those who do not need prescription drug coverage, including veterans

This year, for all plans, SummaCare is offering a wide variety of benefits, highlighted by:

  • No increase in premiums for all plans
  • $0 copay for primary care office visits
  • Low out-of-pocket maximums
  • The ability to speak to a physician– at no cost – 24/7 by phone, mobile app or video via Teladoc® about non-emergency, general medical questions
  • Free non-emergency medical transportation to in-network medical appointments or visits to providers within the SummaCare service area
  • Free gym membership through SilverSneakers®

For the second consecutive year, SummaCare will present the SummaCare Medicare Expo, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 16, at the Goodyear Hall and Theater, 1201 East Market Street in the burgeoning East End neighborhood of Akron. The expo is an opportunity for members and prospective members to learn more about the SummaCare Medicare Advantage plans. The event will also feature several health and wellness activities, a live WAKR radio broadcast and a variety of refreshments and entertainment throughout the day.

For more information on the SummaCare Medicare Advantage plans for 2020, please call 888-956-5716 (TTY 800-750-0750). You may also visit SummaCare’s website for more information,

About SummaCare Medicare

SummaCare Medicare has been in Northeast Ohio since 1996 and has more than 23,000 members in northern Ohio. SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage plans have an extensive network of more than 14,000 providers and 66 hospitals.

SummaCare is an HMO and HMO-POS plan with a Medicare contract.  Enrollment in SummaCare depends on upon contract renewal. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system.

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