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Aug. 27 - Clover Health Expands Current Medicare Advantage Offering in Savannah

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 27, 2018 - Clover Health, a healthcare company using data and technology to improve medical outcomes, recently announced that will be expanding its Medicare Advantage offering within Chatham County on January 1, 2019, pending regulatory approvals. Through this expansion, Clover will be partnering with SouthCoast Health in addition to St. Joseph's/Candler, Clover’s current local provider.

“Clover’s momentum in Savannah is the result of our ongoing mission to empower our members to live their healthiest lives,” said Jeff Ross, Regional General Manager, Clover Health. “We are excited to continue our investment in the Savannah, Pooler and Garden City communities and to bring highly-personalized care to seniors in the area.”

Medicare Advantage plans, sometimes called “Part C”, are offered by private companies such as Clover, who are approved by Medicare. These Medicare Advantage plans can offer enhanced benefits and greater value, compared with traditional Medicare, which is why more than one third of all Medicare beneficiaries have already chosen to be in an Advantage plan.

Every fall, seniors enrolled in Medicare are able to easily switch and join an Advantage plan. In 2018, this annual enrollment period begins on October 15 and runs through December 7.

Savannah was selected to be part of Clover’s expansion based on its receptive customer base and Clover’s ability to grow its high-quality Medicare Advantage plans through top local healthcare providers. In 2019, Clover will expand its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options to offer flexible, accessible quality care.

Currently, Clover serves more than 30,000 seniors eligible for Medicare in parts of Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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