Medicare Advantage Benefits

We recently signed a Medicare contract with Anthem BlueCross. Effective July 1, 2019, Sacramento County Medicare enrollees under the Anthem BlueCross managed care plan will have the option of selecting Nivano Physicians as their Independent Physician Association (IPA) with a coverage effective date of August 1, 2019. What are the advantages of having members in our Medicare Advantage plans?

Nivano Physicians is offering two comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans for members within the Sacramento county: 2019 California Medicare Advantage Plan and Anthem MediBlue Dual Plus (HMO SNP). These plans offer members no copays or premiums and include many great incentives such as free gym memberships under the Silver Sneakers program, dental benefits up to $1,700 for dental services, and hearing services up to $3,000 annual including batteries and free maintenance. Furthermore, the over the counter benefits included in the plan gives members quarterly allowances to purchase items such as blood pressure monitors, diapers, and allergy medicine from Walmart or CVS. Life alert, which typically costs around $50 per month, is also offered at no cost for members. Additionally, the plans include unlimited transportation to health-related places including doctor’s offices, gyms, pharmacies, and stores such as Walmart.

Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Part C, offer a one-stop shop for all health and prescription coverage needs. These plans also offer extra benefits that original Medicare does not such as vision, hearing, and dental coverage. These benefits eliminate the barriers members face when visiting providers, while simultaneously increasing their quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about the Medicare Advantage plans through Nivano, reach out to our Senior Manager of Network Development, Veronica Van Orman, at