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Health Alliance member calls Connections’ impact life-changing

Health Alliance member calls Connections’ impact life-changing

Health Alliance Connections offers member-focused health and support.Nearly 90 percent of Health Alliance Medicare Advantage members choose to stay with Health Alliance each year. And many new members are getting familiar with their 2020 coverage.
Valerie Driscoll-Kirk wants all members – and their loved ones – to know about Health Alliance Connections. Connections at Carle at The Fields in southwest Champaign keeps Driscoll-Kirk engaged in her health. She participates in a variety of the wellness classes – from strength and balance to yoga – to help her cope with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“The classes at Connections have helped me to move. One thing the MS Society will tell you to do is move and stay active,” said Driscoll-Kirk, spotlighting a big benefit of her time at Connections. “I couldn’t even make the short walk from the parking to the entrance without my walker, but now I can do it on my own using just my cane.”
Connections creates life-altering experiences for Health Alliance members, including how to get the most out of their coverage from Health Alliance and this year’s new Simplete plans.

  • More coverage than Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement

  • Combines hospital, medical and pharmacy coverage into one package

  • Extras like dental, vision, hearing coverage, a fitness benefit and wellness rewards

  • Care coordination to help you get healthy and stay healthy

  • Community calendar of events

  • Assist America when you travel

  • Free and easy-to-use Virtual Visits

  • $0 preferred generics at Walgreens; low copayments on brand-name medications

  • New for 2020: acupuncture coverage

Valerie is all smiles at Health Alliance Connections.To learn more about activities and services available, as well as Health Alliance and Simplete plans, visit Connections at 3301 Fields South Drive, Suite 105, check out or call 1-877-634-3390.
Connections classes teach, empower and provide support, as well as help Health Alliance members stay up to date on the health information they need. Activities include:

  • Healthy cooking demos

  • Fitness assessments and classes

  • Social events

  • Healthy-eating presentations

  • Discussions on ways to improve chronic illness

  • Fall risk assessments and fall prevention tips

  • Chair yoga

If you or a member you know would like to participate in Health Alliance Connections events, visit Connections online. Connections adds new classes and events monthly, and classes require RSVPs.
Driscoll-Kirk says don’t delay.
“It’s easy to make excuses and not sign up for classes, but the group exercise is a great thing, and the small classes make it not intimidating,” she said.
All year long, in addition to classes, Connections offers people the chance to talk in person with a member service representative to set automatic payments, pick up temporary ID cards and statements, submit Be Fit claims and more.

Other pharmacies and providers are available in our network. For accommodations of person with special needs at meetings, call 1-888-382-9771. Health Alliance Medicare complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Spanish: ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, servicios de asistencia lingüística, de forma gratuita, están disponibles para usted. Llame 1-800-965-4022 (TTY: 711). Chinese: 注意:如果你講中文,語言協助服務,免費的,都可以給你。呼叫 1-800-965-4022 (TTY: 711).

Categories: Staying Healthy

Tags: Advantage, Alliance, Connections, exercise, Health, Medicare, members, nutrition, support

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