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Reid Health introduces healthcare coverage to support seniors

First Medicare Advantage plan with Reid Health in-network offers more coverage for lower rates

To give seniors better health insurance coverage at a lower cost—as well as access to Reid Health services and providers—Reid Health chose Health Alliance as its partner to provide Medicare Advantage plans for those 65 and older.

“At Reid Health, part of our ‘right beside you’ promise means choosing a Medicare Advantage partner carefully and with our patients top of mind,” said Craig Kinyon, president/CEO of Reid Health. “Partnering with Midwest-based Health Alliance helps us meet that promise. We know our patients will receive high-quality coverage and excellent customer service.”

Most people with Medicare living in Fayette, Randolph and Union counties in Indiana and Preble and Darke counties in Ohio have until December 7 to choose their 2017 Medicare Advantage coverage.

“We are proud to offer Medicare Advantage in this region to give seniors a new alternative,” said James C. Leonard, M.D., president and CEO of Health Alliance and Carle health system. “Health Alliance partners with providers like Reid Health who are equally committed to quality of care and understand collaboration among providers, patients and the health plan can achieve the best health outcomes for each member.

“Together, we will bring a new level of excellence in coverage, care coordination and collaboration for Medicare beneficiaries in the region.”

Medicare Advantage plans, also called Part C plans, take the place of Original Medicare. They combine Part A (hospital), Part B (doctor’s office) and Part D (prescription) into one easy package.

Reid Health Alliance Medicare Advantage plans also feature additional services:

  • Dental
  • Travel assistance
  • Fitness program

Those selecting health coverage can find help the following ways:

  • At the Reid Health Alliance Medicare office, 600 E. Main St., Richmond.
  • Short videos that feature “Joan”—who could just be your neighbor, your friend or your sister.
  • The helpful new series under News Releases from a Medicare-member advocate for more than 20 years.

The Medicare Annual Election Period, when most seniors must choose their health plan for the following year, is October 15 through December 7. For information about plans, providers and more, please visit

Laura Mabry, Health Alliance Public Relations – (217) 326-8504
Larry Price, Reid Health Media Relations – (765) 983-3442