SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans. It currently serves more than 200,000 members in California. Since its founding in 1977, SCAN Health has been a mission-driven organization. Its main focus is to keep seniors healthy and independent. In 2020, SCAN Health has been awarded 4.5 out of 5 starts by Medicare.
SCAN Health’s most popular plan, Classic (HMO), provides vision care, acupuncture and chiropractic services. It also provides transportation, gym membership and hearing aids. It also come with over-the-counter products and preventive dental services. Featured extras in 2020 include no-cost telehealth, worldwide coverage and free Fitbit™ fitness trackers. These are in addition to the plan’s comprehensive coverage for medical care—all $0 in many SCAN Medicare Advantage plans.
Many SCAN Medicare Advantage plans include benefits that extend beyond medical care. They are centered on supporting independence in the home. These include medical alert systems, respite care for caregivers, and Returning to Home. It provides in-home care visits after a hospital or skilled nursing facility stay for things like bathing, dressing and meal deliveries.
SCAN Health also offers special needs plans. SCAN Connections (HMO SNP), for those who are also eligible for Medi-Cal, provides an easy-to-use, all-in-one plan. Chronic condition special needs plans include SCAN Balance (HMO SNP), for those with diabetes, and SCAN Heart First (HMO SNP), for those with heart disease—each providing tailored benefits such as chronic condition home-delivered meals and, for SCAN Balance plan members, insulin coverage through the gap (or “donut hole”).
To summarize 2020 SCAN Classic (HMO) Plan for Los Angeles County:
- $0 primary care office visit, specialist office visit and hospital stay
- $899 maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP)
- $0 access to a “virtual doctor” 24/7 through SCAN’s telehealth benefit
- Worldwide coverage through SCAN Travel Assurance
- $0 for a 3-month supply for Tiers 1 & 2 through Express Scripts Mail Order pharmacy