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Fidelis Care

September 29, 2015 11:33 ET

Fidelis Care Offers Tips for Choosing the Right Plan as Medicare Open Enrollment Period Kicks Off

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - As Medicare open enrollment begins October 15, Fidelis Care encourages seniors and their families to spend time studying the different plans available to them. Fidelis Care Chief Marketing Officer Pamela Hassen offers the following tips to help make wise decisions.

"Consider the Four P's when picking coverage: Price, Product, Provider, Peace of Mind," Hassen explained.

  • Price: Ensure the option you select is offering good value. Some plans have a higher monthly premium with $0 or low copay for primary care visits, while others have a $0 monthly premium and a higher copay.
  • Product: Pick an option that fits your health care needs. Check whether your prescription drugs are included in your plan's formulary and whether flex spending can help offset costs.
  • Providers: The doctors and hospitals that participate in the plan should be convenient for you.
  • Peace of Mind: You should feel confident you've made the best choice for your health needs.

Fidelis Care offers Medicare Advantage and Dual Advantage products, which provide enhanced benefits for those who are eligible for Medicare.

To ease the process of selecting coverage, Hassen recommends using the Fidelis Affordable Care Advisor, found on fideliscare.org. This online tool compares available plans, benefits, and costs, along with the benefits and costs associated with Original Medicare. Seniors only need to enter basic information, and the process takes less than two minutes. The Fidelis Affordable Care Advisor also allows users to schedule an appointment with a representative.

About Fidelis Care:
As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With 1.3 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.

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