Medicare Advantage Essential Extras
Make Everyday Life Easier With Extra Medicare Advantage Benefits
When it comes to finding the right Medicare Advantage plan, there’s a lot to consider. Anthem Medicare Advantage plans include extra benefits and savings to help support your health and budget.
You can even take advantage of the Anthem Benefits Prepaid Card, our Medicare flex card, so you can conveniently access plan benefits that help you pay for groceries, over-the-counter items, utilities, and more.
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At Anthem, we take a broad approach to supporting our members’ health. That means addressing a wide range of health-related considerations, including comfort and convenience to make every day easier and help members live longer, healthier lives. That’s what Essential Extras are all about.
Essential Extras Benefits
Created exclusively for Medicare Advantage members, our innovative Essential Extras provide valuable, no-cost benefits to enhance quality of life and health outcomes. Members can customize their approach to whole health improvement by choosing up to two of the following Essential Extras benefits, depending on their plan:*
Assistive Devices – up to $500 per year annual spending allowance for assistive and safety devices such as handrails, shower stools, and temporary wheelchair ramps
Flex Account Dental, Vision, And Hearing – up to $500 per year spending allowance in additional coverage for your dental, vision, or hearing needs. You decide how to spend the annual allowance – toward out-of-pocket costs or additional services
Healthy Groceries – up to $50 per month spending allowance for the purchase of healthy grocery items such as fresh meats and vegetables, frozen meats, dairy items, canned goods, and more at participating stores near you
In-Home Support – up to 60 hours per year of companionship plus assistance with light chores, errands, tech support, and medication reminders
Transportation - up to 60 one-way trips per year to health-related appointments
Flex Account Utilities - up to $50 per month spending allowance toward the payment of household utilities including gas, electric, water, or sewer. It can also be used with your internet and cellular providers
*Essential Extras is not available with all Medicare Advantage plans. For some plans, the member or their doctor needs to confirm the benefit is appropriate for his or her care. Unused benefits and/or spending allowances do not roll over monthly or annually.
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