POMONA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--With demand for high quality, member-focused senior health plans expected to double in Orange County in the coming decade, Inter Valley Health Plan (www.IVHP.com), a non-profit, federally qualified, Medicare Advantage health plan, today announced its expansion into North Orange County. As of January 1, 2014, area residents including those in Santa Anna, Anaheim, Fullerton and La Habra, can access one of the Southland’s oldest Medicare Advantage health plans through Inter Valley’s OC Preferred plan.
“As a not-for-profit health plan, it is our goal to provide highly personalized programs that meet the distinct needs of the communities we serve”
“As a not-for-profit health plan, it is our goal to provide highly personalized programs that meet the distinct needs of the communities we serve,” said Ronald H. Bolding, president and CEO of Inter Valley Health Plan. As residents of Orange County learned more about our programs from friends and family, they asked us to expand to their communities. We are excited to bring the residents of North Orange County a new and we think an exciting choice in Medicare Advantage Plan options.”
Senior experts note that over the next 18 years, baby boomers will be turning 65 at the rate of about 8,500 a day.1 With more than 760,000 baby boomers, Orange County is also predicting a surge in seniors in the coming years.2
“OC residents have a lot of choices when it comes to Medicare Advantage plans and it can be tough to find the right one. But Inter Valley Health Plan is one of the few not-for-profit health plans left in our community. Our locally based and staffed OC Preferred plan provides area residents with a personalized and member-centric approach to their healthcare needs and a chance to become a member of the Inter Valley family,” notes Bolding.
OC Preferred will offer a wide range of services including gym, dental, vision and hearing benefits. Additionally, North Orange County residents can receive one-on-one personal attention at its two Medicare Information and Vitality Centers in Anaheim (927 S. Brookhurst St., 92804) and Santa Ana (2022 E. 17th St., 92705).
The public is invited to a free Open House for the Anaheim Medicare Information and Vitality Center on Thursday, September 26, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., complete with live band covering popular beach music from the 1960s and an array of island-themed refreshments and beverages. The Anaheim Center is located at the Brookhurst Center by Ralph’s and Rite-Aid at 927 S. Brookhurst @ Ball Road in Anaheim.
The Centers are an important element of Inter Valley’s high touch personal service for its members, as well as a bridge to connect the community with its For Health & Living program, which features classes and events aimed to help individuals live a full, vital and healthy life.
Inter Valley Health Plan continues to have a 4 out of 5 Star rating from Medicare, meeting the needs of more than 20,000 residents ranging from Los Angeles to Orange County to Palm Springs, Riverside, Hemet, Victorville, Temecula. Inter Valley now provides Medicare Advantage health plans in four California counties including Riverside, San Bernardino and portions of Los Angeles and Orange.
Annual enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans is October 15 – December 7, 2013. During this time, Medicare eligibles enrolling for the first time or those looking to switch plans should research their options and make the selection that best meets their individual needs. Any changes made during this time will take effect January 1, 2014.
For more information regarding Inter Valley’s Medicare Advantage Plans, visit one of our many Medicare Information and Vitality Centers or call (800) 251-8191/TTY/TDD DEVICES (800) 505-7150 or visit www.IVHP.com.
About Inter Valley Health Plan
Inter Valley Health Plan is a non-profit, federally qualified, Medicare Advantage health plan contracted with Medicare and dedicated to providing the best value in senior health coverage. Headquartered in Pomona, Calif., Inter Valley Health Plan strives to improve the quality of life for seniors throughout its service area and is one of the oldest managed care plans in Southern California with over 30 years in business. Entrusted by 20,200 individuals stretching from Los Angeles to Orange County to Palm Springs, Riverside, Hemet, Victorville, Temecula, and virtually every city and town in between, Inter Valley Health Plan is dedicated to keeping its members healthy and strong, while maintaining non-profit and real service values. For more information, please visit www.IVHP.com or call Cyndie O’Brien, VP marketing & communications, (909) 623-6333. Also, please become a fan of us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/InterValley.