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Sept. 20 - Clover Health Expanding Medicare Advantage Offerings to Even More Seniors Across Georgia and South Carolina

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 20, 2019 - Clover Health, an innovative technology company improving health outcomes for America’s seniors, recently announced it will now offer its Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plans to additional areas in the Savannah region, expanding to the Georgia counties of Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, and Liberty, as well as Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina, on Jan. 1, 2020. 

Each fall, older adults enrolled in Medicare are able to easily switch and join an Advantage plan. In 2019, the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. The new coverage chosen during this year’s AEP will begin on Jan. 1, 2020. 

"At Clover, we believe that when a health plan closely partners with primary care physicians, we naturally see better health outcomes, lower out of pocket costs and have happier and healthier members,” said Clover CEO and co-founder Vivek Garipalli. “As one of the country’s fastest-growing MA plans, we're thrilled to be bringing this proven approach to more and more people." 

Medicare Advantage plans are part of the official Medicare system, but typically offer far more benefits than traditional Medicare, often at much lower prices. Clover’s MA plans feature low premiums, personalized care and a wealth of additional benefits — including prescription drug coverage, in-home checkups and vision, dental and hearing care — not covered by traditional Medicare. 

Clover currently offers MA plans in Chatham, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Clover chose to expand to these new counties in the region based on customer demand, the company’s ability to deliver high-quality, low-cost Medicare Advantage plans through top local health care providers, and a desire to deepen engagement around existing communities. Nationwide, Clover Health serves more than 40,000 members in parts of Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Texas.


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