MVP Health Care Launches Innovative Benefits and Lowers Co-Pays for Seniors

Health insurer aims to remove barriers to care through new telemedicine, transportation, and over-the-counter benefits

Schenectady, NY – November 16, 2020 – MVP Health Care today announced that beginning January 1, 2021, its Medicare Advantage members in New York will be eligible for innovative new benefits that improve access to care.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors have embraced telemedicine at a rate we never would have imagined, and it turns out they really enjoy the convenience and accessibility of checking in with their doctor from their living room,” said MVP Health Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Del Vecchio. “We’ve designed our 2021 Medicare products with the goal of increasing access for seniors–because at MVP Health Care, we know that health care is more than what happens inside of a doctor’s office. Our plan benefits are built around the unique needs of seniors, and we’ve taken extra care to ensure that our plans are designed to address road blocks to care, like transportation and in-person visits.”

MVP Health Care’s 2021 Medicare Advantage plans include benefits such as:

  • Free transportation with up to 12 one-way rides to medical appointments up to 30 miles away with wheelchair accessible vans with assistance available
  • Up to $200 for over-the-counter medicines and health-related items from select pharmacies and by mail order, with most plans
  • Free telemedicine services from MVP Health Care, including for mental health and urgent care
  • Lower co-pays, including $0 co-pay for cardiac rehabilitation
  • Option for additional dental coverage, with $1,000 in annual benefits
  • Diabetic supplies at $0 or $5 co-pays
  • Wellness programs, including a free SilverSneakers fitness membership and virtual fitness classes
  • $0 primary care visits