CareSource Reminds Consumers that Medicare Advantage Enrollment Deadline Is Approaching

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a managed health care plan, advises Medicare-eligible consumers that they still have time to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that fits their needs. This year the 250,000 Medicare-eligible Kentuckians have a new plan option to help them get the most out of Medicare—CareSource Advantage.

"While Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage will be over soon, there is still time for Medicare-eligible consumers to review their options and determine which plan is right for them," said Bob Brett, CareSource Vice President for Medicare. "We encourage Kentuckians to shop the plans— visit, attend a seminar, or call for personalized help."

CareSource, a member-centric health plan with a 26-year history, is expanding its investment in Kentucky with the introduction of a new HMO Medicare Advantage plan with coverage in 15 Kentucky counties. CareSource Advantage (HMO) is a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan, which has all the benefits of original Medicare plus more benefits including prescription drug coverage, hearing, dental and vision benefits.

"With CareSource Advantage, consumers get more than basic Medicare," Brett said. "Our plans are designed to provide the best care and save consumers money by offering low premiums, low out-of-pocket costs, and prescription co-pays as low $0."

CareSource Advantage Enhanced Benefits:

  • $0 copay for primary care doctor visits
  • $0 deductible for prescriptions
  • $0 copay for outpatient diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Enhanced dental, vision, and hearing benefits
  • 24/7/365 nurse advice line

Where to get more info:

  • Call 1-888-222-9924 (TTY: 1-800-648-6056 or 711). from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week from October 1 to February 14, and Monday through Friday the rest of the year.
  • Attend a free, Medicare Advantage Seminar, complete list available at
  • "Medicare and You" 2016 handbook
  • Your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Kentucky Counties in the CareSource Advantage service area: Jefferson, Anderson, Franklin, Mercer, Shelby, Owen, Spencer, Washington, Trimble, Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, Clark, Woodford, Bourbon

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. CareSource is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CareSource Advantage or CareSource Advantage Plus depends on contract renewal.

About CareSource

CareSource is a leading, member-centric, regional nonprofit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. As one of the nation's largest Managed Medicaid plans, CareSource serves more than 1.4 million consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

After successfully launching CareSource Just4Me in Ohio in 2013, and in Kentucky and Indiana in 2014, the company is expanding its coverage area to West Virginia.
CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Claire Zois Sr. Media Specialist Direct: 937-531-2412 claire.zois@caresource.comSource: CareSource