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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

 

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Pacificsource Medicare Health Plans Boast Lowest Estimated Annual Health And Drug Costs According To Medicare.Gov

PacificSource Tops The List In Seven Oregon and Idaho Markets

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.)—According to new information available at Medicare.gov, the official U.S. Government site for Medicare, the Medicare Advantage plans offered by PacificSource Medicare in seven markets throughout Oregon and Idaho feature the lowest estimated annual health and drug costs for members.

The markets in which PacificSource Medicare took top honors include Eugene, Bend, and Coos Bay in Oregon, as well as Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Pocatello and Idaho Falls in Idaho. In four of these markets (Bend, Coeur d’Alene, Pocatello and Idaho Falls) PacificSource also featured the second most affordable Medicare Advantage Plan available.

“In addition to creating a better patient experience and delivering higher quality of care, the third goal of PacificSource’s triple aim approach is to lower costs to our members and the Medicare health plan pricing is a perfect example,” said Brad Westphal, Regional Manager of Senior Products for PacificSource Medicare. “But lower cost with regard to a Medicare Health Plan is irrelevant if it doesn’t also provide quality, flexibility, and value, which PacificSource has worked extremely hard to deliver to members.”

Following is a list of the plans and rankings based on estimated annual costs for a PacificSource Medicare health plan with drug coverage in each of the seven Oregon and Idaho markets according to Medicare.gov:

Eugene, Ore. (ranking out of 15 Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 15 (HMO) with a $0 monthly premium

Coos Bay, Ore. (ranking out of six Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 19 (HMO) with a $55 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #3: PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 7 (PPO) with an $80 monthly premium

Bend, Ore. (ranking out of five Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 14 (HMO) with a $55 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #2: PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 1 (PPO) with a $79 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #3: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 6 (HMO) with a $99 monthly premium

Boise, Idaho (ranking out of 16 Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1 - PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 16 (HMO) with a $10 monthly premium
  • Ranked #3: PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 2 (PPO) with a $36 monthly premium

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (ranking out of 13 Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 20 (HMO) with a $25 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #2: PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 11 (HMO) with a $45 monthly premium

Pocatello, Idaho (ranking out of 12 Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1: PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 21 (HMO) with a $29 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #2: PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 9 (HMO) with a $50 monthly premium

Idaho Falls, Idaho (ranking out of 12 Medicare health plans listed) 

  • Ranked #1 - PacificSource Medicare Essentials Rx 21 (HMO) with a $29 monthly premium 
  • Ranked #2 - PacificSource Medicare Explorer Rx 9 (PPO) with a $50 monthly premium

Complete results are available in the Medicare Personal Plan Finder tool at http://www.medicare.gov, which allows users to enter their zip code to see what Medicare Advantage plans are available in their area. Plans are listed in order of estimated average out of pocket costs from lowest to highest. PacificSource Community Health Plans, Inc. is a health plan with a Medicare contract. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact PacificSource. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits and premium may change on January 1 of each year.

About PacificSource Health Plans

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 600 people, serves more than 275,000 individuals, and has 6,200 employer clients throughout the Northwest. PacificSource Community Health Plans, Inc. is a subsidiary of PacificSource Health Plans and markets Medicare Advantage products under the name PacificSource Medicare.

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