Eon Health, Memorial University Medical Center Partner on New Medicare Advantage Plan

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Medicare beneficiaries in Southeast Georgia and the South Carolina lowcountry have a new Medicare Advantage plan option available during this year’s open enrollment period. Eon Health and Memorial University Medical Center have partnered to provide a plan that includes zero-dollar premiums and pharmacy benefits with reduced co-pays.

Eon Health’s Medicare Advantage plans will be available to beneficiaries in Chatham and Bryan counties in Georgia and in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties in South Carolina, beginning January 1, 2017. They include Special Needs Plans for chronically ill and dually eligible beneficiaries. Enrollment is currently underway.

Other benefit highlights in the plan include:

  • Reduced co-pays for specialist and primary care provider visits

  • Hospital benefits

  • No referrals required to see an in-network provider

  • Transportation benefit (available on select plans)

  • SilverSneakers Fitness program

  • Dental benefits (dentures, preventive, and comprehensive)

  • Monthly over-the-counter benefits allowance

  • Hearing benefits

  • Member rewards program

“Eon Health’s emphasis on preventive care is a good match for Memorial Health,” said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health. “We will work together to help our patients live healthy lifestyles and access appropriate levels of care.”

“Eon Health’s collaboration with Memorial Health furthers our provider-centric approach to delivering high-quality care to our members,” said Dr. Austin Ifedirah, Eon Health’s president and CEO. “Both organizations are committed to driving a healthier population by emphasizing quality preventive care and population health in the Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia and South Carolina.”