AGP New Jersey Launches Medicare Plan

Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc. Launches Medicare Plan in New Jersey County

$0 Premium Special Needs Plan Available in Passaic County during Medicare’s Annual Election Period

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013) – Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its New Jersey health plan will offer new, low-cost Medicare options for Passaic County residents. Members can select their Medicare plans during the Annual Election Period (AEP), Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc., an Amerigroup Corporation (“Amerigroup”) subsidiary, has launched a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP), Specialty+Rx (HMO), with no monthly premium.

To enroll in the D-SNP, members must be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. This plan combines the services offered by original Medicare and Medicaid Advantage with Medicare Part D (drug coverage) and most Medicaid services. Benefits are coordinated through one health plan with a single provider network.

In addition to the new counties, Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc. serves more than 2,500 Special Needs Plan members in nine counties throughout New Jersey.

Although enrolling during AEP, the plan will be effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc. depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on Jan. 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Premiums may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve approximately 7.3 million beneficiaries in 19 states through our government business division, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

About Amerigroup New Jersey

Amerigroup New Jersey became operational in February 1996. In partnership with the state of New Jersey, we provide access to quality health care coverage for 150,000 members of the New Jersey FamilyCare program/Medicaid. We also offer Medicare Advantage plans in several counties. Our associates share genuine pride in making a difference in the lives of people who might need a little help. We are fortunate to call these combined efforts our work.