Humana expands in N.J., to sell Medicare Advantage plans in 4 additional counties

Humana Inc., a health and well-being company, announced on Thursday has expanded its New Jersey footprint and will now offer Medicare Advantage plans in 17 counties, representing 80% of the state.

The four additional counties include Essex, Monmouth, Union and Atlantic.

In addition, the company is introducing an optional Humana Honor Plan, extending its coverage options to military veterans. The new options will be available during this year’s annual election period, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2020 for plans to take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

“During these extraordinary times, it’s critical that we help meet the health care coverage needs of New Jerseyans by expanding our Medicare Advantage plan availability in the state,” Rich Vollmer, senior vice president and Medicare North division leader, said. “Humana is pleased to not only bolster our presence in New Jersey to include four additional counties, but also to broaden our plan offerings. We are more committed than ever to the health and well-being of the communities we serve in New Jersey.”

The 13 other counties where Humana operates are Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem.

All Humana Medicare Advantage plans in New Jersey will include:

  • SilverSneakers, which provides memberships at participating fitness centers and access to classes;
  • Go365, a wellness and rewards program designed to motivate and reward members for taking steps toward healthy behaviors;
  • Humana Well Dine, which provides nutritious meals to eligible Medicare members recovering from an inpatient stay.

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