CarePlus Introduces CareSalute HMO Medicare Advantage Plan to Complement VA Healthcare Coverage
While CareSalute is an option for all Medicare beneficiaries, the new plan, offered in Broward and Palm Beach counties, is designed to complement VA healthcare coverage and includes dental coverage, transportation, and a fitness program
MIAMI — Nov. 18, 2021— CarePlus Health Plans, Inc., Florida’s largest* Medicare Advantage plan rated 5 out of 5 stars for 2022, today announced its new CareSalute plan, a 2022 Medicare Advantage HMO offering in Broward and Palm Beach counties designed to complement VA healthcare coverage.**
“We’re thrilled to introduce CareSalute as an expansion of our ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of veterans and their families,” said Bruno Piquin, CarePlus President, “which includes our long-standing support of the VFW organization. In designing this health plan, it was important to our CarePlus team to create coverage that not only enhances options for veterans but also helps these American heroes overcome barriers to achieving their best health.”
CareSalute was created to complement VA health care by covering services at non-VA (civilian) facilities and features such as dental coverage, transportation, and fitness classes that help provide a comprehensive approach to health care. Because some veterans may prefer prescription drug coverage through their VA benefits, the CareSalute plan does not include prescription drug coverage. Veterans can select from any Medicare Advantage plan available in their area, and CareSalute is an option for all Medicare beneficiaries.
CarePlus is a recognized leader in healthcare delivery that has been offering Medicare Advantage health plans in Florida for over 20 years. On Oct. 8, for the fourth year in a row and for the fifth time overall, CarePlus Health Plans achieved 5 out of 5 stars – the highest possible rating – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2022 plan year.
The new CareSalute Medicare option will be available during the Medicare annual enrollment period – which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2021, for plan coverage taking effect Jan. 1, 2022. People enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan may also make a one-time switch from a plan rated less than 5 stars to a plan with a 5-star rating during the 5-star Special Enrollment Period, which takes place from Dec. 8 to Nov. 30 of the following year.
Highlights of the 2022 CareSalute plan include:
- $144 back every month on your Medicare Part B premium – that’s up to $1,728 a year back in your pocket
- $1,000 yearly hearing aid allowance ($500 per ear)
- $0 copay for routine dental coverage, including dentures, crowns, and fillings1
- Unlimited transportation to approved locations
- SilverSneakers® fitness program
Florida residents seeking more information about enrolling in a CarePlus Medicare Advantage health plan can visit www.careplushealthplans.com or speak with a licensed CarePlus sales agent by calling 1-855-450-1352 (TTY: 711).
CarePlus currently serves approximately 200,000* Medicare members throughout Florida.
About CarePlus Health Plans
CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of Medicare beneficiaries in Florida. We provide affordable, reliable healthcare and prescription drug coverage that helps our members maintain and improve their health so they can enjoy happy, active, and independent lives.
CarePlus offers Medicare Advantage plans with comprehensive benefits designed to meet a variety of needs. We partner with and support our physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and other healthcare providers who we trust to take good care of our community. Through our partnership with the ACCESS Florida Department of Children and Families, CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.’s Social Services department assists members to apply for public assistance through a variety of state and federal programs. This assistance and guidance is completely voluntary and offered at no additional cost.
CarePlus has supported Florida residents with their Medicare options for over 20 years. Based in Florida, with corporate offices in Miami and Tampa, we serve approximately 200,000* members across South Florida, West Florida, Central Florida, and Atlantic Coast.
For more information, visit CarePlusHealthPlans.com.
1One set of complete or partial dentures every five years. One crown and four fillings per year.
*According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Advantage (MA) Membership Reports, October 2021.
**VA benefits are administered to veterans by the Department of Veteran Affairs. This does not include TRICARE (administered by the Defense Health Agency) or CHAMPSVA (for qualifying spouses, widows, or dependents).
CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. Consult your doctor before beginning any new diet or exercise regimen. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.