CareSource to Offer More Medicare Advantage Options in Kentucky

DAYTON, Ohio and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a non-profit health plan, announces that its Medicare Advantage plan service area in Kentucky will double for 2017 coverage. With this expansion, CareSource will be offering more Kentuckians a lifetime of health care.

The CareSource Medicare Advantage plans will now be available to consumers in 28 Kentucky counties. In those 28 counties there are more than 315,000 Kentuckians eligible to enroll in CareSource Advantage in the upcoming annual election period, which takes place October 15 through December 7, 2016.

The Medicare Advantage expansion comes at a time when CareSource, a nonprofit with a 27-year history, is continuing to invest in the commonwealth. In addition to Medicare Advantage, CareSource has increasingly expanded its Health Insurance Marketplace plan service area to more Kentuckians since launching in the state three years ago. The expanded Medicare Advantage plan coverage area is an extension of CareSource's mission to make a lasting impact in the lives of its members.

"By expanding our Medicare Advantage plan coverage area to more counties, CareSource is offering more Kentuckians a lifetime of care," said Michael Taylor, CareSource Executive Director for Kentucky. "This allows us to serve more of our members throughout their lives."

During the annual election period for Medicare Advantage, Medicare eligible consumers can change health plans or move from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage coverage begins January 1, 2017.

Kentucky Counties in the CareSource Medicare Advantage service area:

Anderson, Bath, Bourbon, Bullitt, Casey, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Garrard, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Menifee, Mercer, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Robertson, Rockcastle, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington, Woodford

CareSource Medicare Advantage Plans offered:

• CareSource Advantage Zero Premium™
• CareSource Advantage®
• CareSource Advantage Plus™

Why CareSource Medicare Advantage?

CareSource Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) provide all the benefits of Part A and Part B, plus prescription drug coverage (Part D) and other enhanced benefits.

Enhanced benefits may include:

• Expanding provider network
• $0 Copay for preventive services received in-network
• Silver&Fit® health fitness benefit
• No referrals for specialists
• Enhanced dental, vision, and hearing
• 24/7/365 nurse advice line

To learn more about CareSource Medicare Advantage plans:

• Visit
• Call 1-844-823-6879 (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
• Free Medicare Made Easy booklet available at
• Your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

CareSource is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CareSource Advantage Zero Premium™ (HMO), CareSource Advantage® (HMO), and CareSource Advantage Plus™ (HMO) depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change January 1 of each year. Benefits, premiums, co-payments, and deductibles may vary based upon plan selection. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Other, pharmacies, physicians, and providers are available in our network. You must use in-network providers except in emergency or urgent care situations. If you obtain routine care from out-of-network providers, neither Medicare nor CareSource will be responsible for the cost, unless specifically authorized by CareSource. You must use in-network pharmacies to access the prescription drug benefit, except under non-routine circumstances when you cannot reasonably use an in-network pharmacy. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Silver&Fit® is a registered trademark of American Specialty Health, Inc.

About CareSource

CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 3,100 employees located across the country. 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: Claire Zois Media Relations Specialist 937-531-2412

Source: CareSource