Lifestyle Benefits

 

Supporting Health Choices

Supporting your health and wellbeing includes providing you options needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Your health involves more than visiting your PCP and Banner Medicare Advantage includes robust benefits covering multiple aspects of your wellbeing. 

Did you know your oral health is vital to your overall health? According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular conditions such as clogged arteries and stroke have been linked to inflammation caused by oral bacteria. That’s why Banner Medicare Advantage includes the following preventive dental health benefits at no additional cost to members: 

  • One preventive dental office visit that includes an oral exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment every six months or a maximum of two visits per calendar year  
  • One set of dental x-rays during a preventive dental office visit per calendar year 

Banner Medicare Advantage members also have the option of purchasing comprehensive dental health benefits such as dental prosthetics, endodontics, oral surgery and more.  

Nutrition and appropriate levels of activity are key to regaining and maintaining optimal health. As a Banner Medicare Advantage member, you’ll have access to free benefits to support optimal nutrition and fitness when you need it most. 

In-Home Meal Program: Arriving home after a stay at a hospital or skilled nursing facility is a great feeling. But, unlike those inpatient facilities, home generally does not include a care team to prepare meals, among other things. Banner Medicare Advantage works with Mom’s Meals to ensure your body has the nutrition needed to support optimal recovery. You may qualify to receive up to 12 nutritionally-balanced frozen meals. For more information, visit www.momsmeals.com.

Physical Fitness Benefits: Physical fitness comes in many forms, and you and your PCP should decide what type of exercise and/or physical activities are safe for you. As a Banner Medicare Advantage member, you can enjoy the Silver&Fit® Healthy Aging and Exercise program at no additional cost. The Silver&Fit program gives you the digital tools and personalized support you need to enjoy a better life balance. Start your healthy aging journey with a no-cost fitness center/YMCA membership at a participating location, plus up to 2 Home Fitness Kits and one Stay Fit Kit per benefit year. For more information, visit www.SilverandFit.com.

Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc. a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of ASH.

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If you are enrolled in a Banner Medicare Advantage plan and have complex health needs, you may be able to participate in a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. MTM is a service offered by Banner Medicare Advantage at no additional cost to you.

The MTM program helps you and your doctor make sure that your medications are working. It also helps us identify and reduce possible medication problems.

To take part in this program, you must meet certain criteria set forth in part by Medicare. These criteria are used to identify people who have multiple chronic diseases and are at risk for medication-related problems. If you meet these criteria, we will send you a letter inviting you to participate in the program and information about the program, including how to access the program. Your enrollment in MTM is voluntary and does not affect Medicare coverage for drugs covered under Medicare.

To qualify for our MTM program, you must meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Have at least 3 of the following conditions or diseases: Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), AND
  • Take at least 8 covered Part D medications that are chronic/maintenance medications, AND
  • Are likely to have medication costs of covered Part D medications greater than $4,376 per year.

To help reduce the risk of possible medication problems, the MTM program offers two types of clinical review of your medications:

Targeted medication review: at least quarterly, we will review all your prescription medications and contact you, by phone or mail, and/or your doctor if we detect a potential problem.

Comprehensive medication review: at least once a year, we offer a free discussion and review of all of your medications by a pharmacist or other health professional to help you use your medications safely. This review, or CMR, is provided to you confidentially via telephone by SinfoniaRx, which provides this service on behalf of Banner Medicare Advantage. This review requires about 30 minutes of your time. Following the review, you will get a written summary of this call, which you can take with you when you talk with your doctors. This summary includes:

Medication Action Plan (MAP): The action plan has steps you should take to help you get the best results from your medications.

Personal Medication List (PML): The medication list will help you keep track of your medications and how to use them the right way.

If you take many medications for more than one chronic health condition, call our Customer Care Center to see if you’re eligible for our MTM program. 

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Banner Medicare Advantage works with Monogram Health to help members with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Monogram provides in-home care management services for patients with late stage CKD and ESRD at no additional cost for Banner Medicare Advantage members. Visit https://www.monogramhealth.com for more information.

Banner Medicare Advantage has partnered with Nations OTC to give you easy access to your over the counter (OTC) benefits. With Banner Medicare Advantage, you will receive a quarterly allowance on your OTC card. You can also use this card to access discounts on everyday products. Visit myotcoffers.com to discover discounts and learn more about the benefits you’ll have.

Easy Ways to Shop:

  • In-Store: Save in-store with participating retailers.
  • Online: Visit NationsOTC.com to sign on using your OTC card number.
  • Phone: Call 1-833-SHOP-OTC (1-833-746-7682) TTY:711 Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST for item delivery at no additional cost.
  • Catalog Mail Order: Complete and send in the order form to receive a shipment in the mail within 3-7 days at no additional cost.