MSU Health Care, HAP Join Forces to Provide Enhanced Medicare Option in Michigan

MSU Health Care in East Lansing, in partnership with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, has unveiled the latest HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan for 2024, created to advance a new standard of health for Michigan residents.
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MSU Health Care and Health Alliance Plan have unveiled the HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan for 2024. // Photo courtesy of Health Alliance Plan

MSU Health Care in East Lansing, in partnership with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, has unveiled the latest HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan for 2024, created to advance a new standard of health for Michigan residents.

The HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan features a $0 premium and $0 primary care provider, or PCP, copay. The plan is available to all Medicare-eligible individuals in 48 Michigan counties, making it accessible across the state.

“Partnering with MSU Health Care signifies our shared commitment to elevating the standard of healthcare for Michigan’s older adults,” says Dr. Michael Genord, president and CEO of HAP. “Together, we’re not only delivering comprehensive coverage but also addressing the community’s diverse health care needs, ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve throughout their retirement years.”

HAP and MSU Health Care have been partners in health plans for 30 years. In its inaugural year, the HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan was met with success. Building on this momentum, the 2024 plan provides Michigan with comprehensive healthcare coverage designed to meet unique needs.

Key features of the HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan include:

  • A $550 flex card, with $200 that can be used for dental, vision and hearing services, or any combination of the three. $350 can be used for companion care, a personal emergency response system, transportation, over-the-counter items (retail or mail order) and healthy food.
  • $0 copay on mental health visits.
  • $35 copay on specialist visits.
  • Dental benefit with a $3,000 maximum coverage, which includes coverage for extractions.
  • A visitor traveler benefit that extends coverage for plan covered benefits to Medicare-participating providers in Arizona, Florida, Texas and outside the service area in MI for up to 12 months.
  • No annual limit on ER coverage worldwide.
  • Access to a personal service coordinator who provides concierge-level service.

In addition to the HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan, the HAP and MSU Health Care partnership includes several initiatives focused on educating MSU alumni and community members on the important role Medicare Advantage can play in managing their health. These initiatives include educational seminars/webinars, as well as Medicare planning checklists for patients of MSU-affiliated providers.

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, with coverage becoming effective on Jan. 1, 2024.

For more information on the HAP MSUHC Medicare (HMO) plan, or to compare HAP plans, visit here.