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2024 Assure Advantage® HMO C-SNP Plan

Plan Highlights

(Tier 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)





Days 1-6: $275 per day. Additional days: $0 Unlimited Days for Medicare covered stays. ($1,650 Annual Member Copay Maximum).


No deductible. $0/$12/$47/38%/33% to initial coverage limit of $5,030. $35 for insulins on our formulary.

Plan Details

Independent Health’s Assure Advantage (HMO-SNP) is a specialized Medicare Advantage Plan (a Medicare “Special Needs Plan”), which means its benefits are designed for people with special health care needs. Independent Health’s Assure Advantage is designed to provide additional health benefits that specifically help people who have chronic heart failure.

Our plan includes providers who specialize in treating chronic heart failure. It also includes health programs designed to serve the specialized needs of people with this condition. In addition, our plan covers prescription drugs to treat most medical conditions, including the drugs that are usually used to treat chronic heart failure. As a member of the plan, you get benefits specially tailored to your condition and have all your care coordinated through our plan.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible, it’s important that you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Reside in Erie County.
  • Have chronic heart failure.
  • Must be entitled or enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.

Note: Enrollment into Independent Health’s Assure Advantage HMO-SNP plan will automatically disenroll a person from any other Medicare Advantage plan.

For more information or to enroll speak with an Independent Health representative today at:
(716) 635-4900 or 1-800-958-4405 (TTY users call 711):
October 1 – March 31: Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 1 – September 30: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monthly Premium


Plan Premium with Full 100% Low Income Subsidy (LIS)


Part D Prescription Benefit Tier 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

No deductible. $0/$12/$47/38%/33% to initial coverage limit of $5,030.  $35 for insulins on our formulary.

Primary Copay


Specialty Copay

$20 ($0 for cardiologist and nephrologist)

Preventive Services


Inpatient Hospital Copay

Days 1-6: $275 per day. Additional days: $0 Unlimited Days for Medicare covered stays. ($1,650 Annual Member Copay Maximum).

Home Delivered Meals

14 days, up to 28 meals post acute inpatient stay

Plus, an additional 14 days, up to 28 meals anytime to help you manage your health.

Ambulance / Non-Emergency Transportation (from a network provider)

Ambulance: $225

Non-Emergency Transportation: $0 for up to 12 one-way trips to plan-approved locations (30-mile limit per trip).

Worldwide Emergency / Urgent Care**


Lab Copay*


General X-ray / Advanced Radiology Copay

General X-ray: $30

Advanced Radiology: $155

Speech, Physical, Occupational Therapy


Skilled Nursing Facility

Days 1 - 20: $0

Days 21 - 100: $203 per day

Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum for Medicare Covered Services


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Wellness Benefits

Dental (from a network provider)

$1,500 combined maximum for preventive dental and comprehensive dental.

Preventive Dental: $0 per visit for preventive dental. Two routine cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments and bitewing X-rays per calendar year. One full-mouth series every 36 months.

Comprehensive Dental: $0 deductible and 50% coinsurance on covered services.

Over-the-Counter (OTC)***

$30 per quarter

SilverSneakers® Fitness Benefit (from a participating facility that offers SilverSneakers)

$0 copayment (Memberships will not roll over from 2023 to 2024 or 2024 to 2025. Memberships will restart on January 1st of each year.)

Vision (from a network provider)

$0 routine eye exam. $200 coverage allowance for routine eyewear.

Hearing Aid Benefit (from a network provider)

$45 hearing aid evaluation exam. Member pays: $499 - $2,199 (per ear) for hearing aid device. The average cost for hearing aids without coverage is $2,445 - $3,125 per ear.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)


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* Member pays 20% for genetic testing.

This plan requires the use of participating providers, except in the case of emergency care, urgent care or out of area renal dialysis. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call (716) 250-4401 or 1-800-665-1502 (TTY users call 711) for more information.

** $10,000 annual maximum plan limit for emergency care, urgent care or ambulance outside the USA and its territories.

***Allowance is made available by quarter. Allowance carries over quarter to quarter, however does not carry over plan year to plan year. Costs over the allowed amount are the member’s responsibility. This benefit can only be used for covered items through NationsOTC.®

IN = In-Network, OON = Out-of-Network

Independent Health has been approved by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to operate as a Special Needs Plan (SNP) until December 31, 2024 based on a review of Independent Health’s Model of Care.

Last Updated 10/1/2023