Humana Inc., is teaming up with MDLIVE, a key provider of telehealth services and software.
Humana is including the telehealth benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2016 plan year. People with Medicare may select these plans during the annual Medicare enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Benefits would start Jan. 1.
These members can access doctors through personal computers, telephone or mobile devices for less severe medical issues, such as cold and flu, headaches and skin infections. The telehealth benefit is offered on the Humana Community HMO plans available in the Arizona counties of Maricopa, Pinal and Pima and the Humana Gold Plus HMO plans available in La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai counties, as well as the diabetes and heart special needs plan (SNP) available in Maricopa County.
Arizona Medicare beneficiaries living in Maricopa County should visit www.Humana-Medicare.com to learn more about this and other plan benefits.