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CCA’s expanded offerings will provide comprehensive coverage to individuals in the Commonwealth

BOSTON, MA – October 3, 2022 – In advance of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period beginning on October 15, Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), has announced a new Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan for Massachusetts residents. CCA Medicare Premier (PPO) is designed to support the health needs of residents of senior housing facilities and is the newest CCA MAPD plan in Massachusetts, joining CCA Medicare Value (PPO) and CCA Medicare Preferred (PPO).

CCA, which serves more than 42,000 members in Massachusetts and more than 100,000 individuals nationwide, is offering CCA Medicare Premier (PPO) for 2023, combining comprehensive medical, dental, and prescription drug benefits. The plan provides a distinctive approach to care management that prioritizes health and wellness and addresses social factors that can negatively impact health. CCA Medicare Premier offers comprehensive benefits including highlights such as:

“As an organization rooted in and deeply committed to Massachusetts, adding this new plan to our roster enables us to better meet the wide-ranging needs of Massachusetts residents through a unique combination of strong benefits and the integrated care model that CCA proudly delivers across our local communities,” said CCA Massachusetts General Manager Mark Waggoner. “CCA Medicare Premier was designed in partnership with senior housing team members who understand the unique needs and desires of their residents. We tailored this plan, and all our MAPD plans, specifically to meet the needs of the individuals we serve so they can live independently, while providing them benefits and a support model, that extends well beyond what they would receive from original Medicare.”  

CCA Medicare Premier (PPO) is the latest addition to CCA’s Massachusetts MAPD plans, which include CCA Medicare Preferred (PPO) and CCA Medicare Value (PPO). All plans are designed to keep members living safely at home through collaboration between caregivers, primary care providers, and community organizations. Starting at $0 per month, coverage options include a wide range of no-cost benefits such as $0 primary copays; $0 routine dental and vision care; $0 prescription and over-the-counter drugs; and more.

This new plan will be available for the 2023 Open Enrollment Period for residents in Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester counties.

CCA also offers a One Care plan for individuals ages 21-64 who are dually eligible for MassHealth and Medicare, and Senior Care Options (SCO) for individuals 65 and older that provides complete MassHealth and Medicare coverage. Both CCA MassHealth plans offer extensive coverage at no cost with the goal to keep members healthy and living safely at home. Additional benefits of both plans include dental coverage, specialty medical care, preventative care, and more.

Details on all of CCA’s plan offerings in Massachusetts can be found at www.CCAMassachusetts.org.  

About Commonwealth Care Alliance

Based in Boston, Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a multi-state integrated care system influencing innovative models of complex care nationwide. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA focuses on sustainable and evidence-based healthcare breakthroughs that improve the health and well-being of people with significant needs, and CCA advocates for affordable, high-quality, and cost-effective policies that lead to healthcare equity for individuals who need it most. The CCA uncommon care® model is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country at finding and engaging traditionally hard-to-reach individuals­­—since 2016**, consumers have consistently rated CCA One Care as one of the best for overall experience and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 stars for 2022. In addition, CCA’s Medicare Advantage plans in Massachusetts have received Interim Accreditation from The National Committee for Quality Assurance. In 2021, CCA began a multi-year, mission-aligned geographic diversification growth strategy to extend its proven care model throughout the United States, and now serves more than 100,000 individuals and operates health plans in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Michigan. CCA has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the 2022 Disability Equality Index®, the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure disability workplace inclusion. Learn more at www.commonwealthcarealliance.org                                   or follow CCA on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*Some extra benefits are special supplemental benefits, which not all members will qualify for.

**Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.

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