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Anthem Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings to Three New Counties in New Hampshire

Most People Will Buy Plans during the Annual Election Period

MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Anthem is expanding its Medicare Advantage (MA) offerings to three new counties in New Hampshire in time for the 2013 Annual Election Period (AEP), which is when most people buy their Medicare coverage.

The expansion includes the following counties: Carroll, Hillsborough and Rockingham.

“Our focus with this expansion is really about offering people the right plans in the right places,” said Lisa M. Guertin, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire.

MA plans incorporate Medicare Parts A (hospital) and B (medical) into one convenient product that may include additional benefits. Part D also can be added for drug coverage (MAPD). Millions of people have chosen these plans, which offer certain preventive health care services at no extra cost to help keep beneficiaries healthy, detect diseases at an early stage and avoid preventable illnesses.

“People who are eligible for Medicare are a very diverse group with very different needs,” Guertin noted. “Some are strong and independent and plan to travel the country or world. Others need a little support getting their health back. Our objective is to offer a variety of plans so everyone reaches their goals, no matter what they are.”

The AEP runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Plans have an effective date of Jan. 1, 2013.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire is a health plan with a Medicare contract

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire
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Source: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire