UVM Health Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan Delivers on Promise of Health Care Built Around The Customer

From the moment a customer considers the health plan, they have a committed team of Care Guides to support them and ensure they’re receiving maximum value from their benefits 

Schenectady, NY — October 19, 2023 — MVP Health Care (MVP) and The University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) today announced that their Medicare Advantage Plan, called UVM Health Advantage, will include new benefits in 2024 tailorable to each customer’s health needs. At a time when 65% of patients say coordinating and managing health care is overwhelming and time consuming, UVM Health Advantage offers Medicare-eligible customers in Northern New York and Vermont an unmatched health care experience and personalized support at every step of the way. Enrollment in the plan begins October 15, with coverage starting on January 1, 2024.

UVM Health Advantage was the region’s first Medicare Advantage plan created in collaboration between an insurer and a provider network. Since its inception in 2021, the plan’s benefits have been influenced by input from local doctors and more than 1,100 Medicare eligible health care customers in Vermont and Northern New York.

The 2024 benefits are uniquely suited for those eligible for Medicare plans in Vermont and Northern New York, and include:

  • Personal Guidance: Access to expert Care Guides to personally help customers get the right care and support to manage ongoing conditions and stay healthy
  • Virtual Care: $0 virtual care services through Gia®byMVP mobile app, available 24/7
  • Mental Health: Co-pays of $20 for individual counseling and $10 for group counseling; No-cost telehealth mental health visits through Gia
  • Pharmacy: $0 Preferred Generic Drugs
  • Over-the-Counter: Up to $50 per quarter to spend on over-the-counter medicine and health related items
  • Dental: No deductible or coinsurance and up to $2,000 annual allowance for non-Medicare comprehensive dental coverage
  • Eye Care: Up to $225 eyewear allowance per year
  • Well-Being Rewards Program: Be Well Rewards offers a $100 reward card to Medicare members who complete an annual wellness visit
  • Transportation: Up to 44 free one-way rides to or from medical appointments or local pharmacies (up to 60 miles per trip)
  • Meals: 14 refrigerated, home delivered meals available after an inpatient hospitalization
  • Chronic Pain Management: Additional visits can be used for chiropractic, acupuncture, or a combination of both services, up to 20 additional visits, depending on plan

“At MVP Health Care, we’re on a mission to be the difference for our customers by designing health plan benefits around their unique needs,” said MVP’s President and CEO, Chris Del Vecchio. “Our 2024 UVM Health Advantage Plan is a testament to MVP and UVMHN’s commitment to providing tailored, accessible, and high-quality care to support each customers unique health care needs and journey to wellbeing. By pairing innovative benefits with Care Guides to help customers navigate their health plan, we can ensure every customer receives maximum value from UVM Health Advantage.”

Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage for services beyond original Medicare, such as dental, vision, hearing or valuable well-being benefits. More than half of Medicare beneficiaries opt for a Medicare Advantage plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, with that number expected to continue to grow as consumers seek more customer-centric plan benefits.

“You spoke, we listened,” said Dr. David Schneider, Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at the University of Vermont Health Network. “With the goal of helping patients live their best lives, our team has worked closely with MVP Health Care to create unique health plan benefits to better meet their needs.”

For more information about UVM Health Advantage visit, www.uvmhealthadvantage.com or call 1-833-825-5886


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About MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information visit www.mvphealthcare.com or on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.


About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. Our partners include: