Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Care Improvement Plus Announces Major Expansion in Georgia, South Carolina for 2010

/PRNewswire/ -- Care Improvement Plus, a leader in improving the quality of care for seniors with chronic illness and operator of the largest special needs plan in Georgia and South Carolina, has released the details of its 2010 Medicare health plan benefits, including a new state-wide plan to be offered to beneficiaries across both states.

Care Improvement Plus' new plan, "Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage" will provide comprehensive medical, hospital and prescription drug coverage, and a variety of valuable extra benefits including dental and vision coverage. In addition, the company has strengthened benefits for its chronic condition Special Needs Plan for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart failure, including lower premiums and generic drug copays across its Gold Rx plan options. The company currently has over 30,000 members in the region.

"Based on the success and quality achievements of our chronic condition plan, we felt there was opportunity for additional Medicare beneficiaries to benefit from our unique approach to managing care," said Frederick C. Dunlap, board chairman and chief executive officer of XLHealth, which owns and operates Care Improvement Plus. "We remain focused on delivering high-quality care and serving the underserved, with the added capability to offer enrollment to spouses and caregivers of our special needs plan members."

All Care Improvement Plus plans provide comprehensive Medicare coverage and a Part D prescription drug benefit, plus valuable benefits such as dental, vision, and transportation coverage, and care management support. In addition, all plans feature an open access provider network where members may go to any Medicare-approved provider that will accept payment from Care Improvement Plus.

"Our goal is to serve as a model for improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare spending for Georgia and South Carolina's costliest Medicare beneficiaries," continues Dunlap.

Care Improvement Plus will open enrollment on November 15, 2009 for services effective January 1, 2010. Those interested in learning more about Care Improvement Plus may call 1-800-711-1656, or visit www.careimprovementplus.com for more information.

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