What is Peoples Health?
The choice of over 80,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Louisiana.
Founded in 1994 by medical providers and physicians, Peoples Health chose to focus on one thing: helping people with Medicare. That focus has helped Peoples Health become one of the largest Medicare Advantage organizations in Louisiana.*
For us, success is built on prevention and early detection. It’s built on easy access to care and face-to-face, personal attention. It’s built on providing free health education and fitness classes in the communities we serve. But the best measure of success is how much we can help our plan members reach their own health goals. We want you to be as healthy as you can be.
We’ve heard many times from our plan members that their health means everything to them. You probably feel the same way.
Whether you’re healthy and fit or you’ve got a complicated condition, Peoples Health wants you to enjoy the best health possible.
A good first step is understanding your options. We hope the information on our website will help you learn a little more about Medicare and give you a better understanding of Peoples Health as a way of receiving your Medicare coverage.
*CMS enrollment report by contract, November 2019.
What is Medicare Advantage?
As good as Original Medicare is, it doesn’t cover everything.
With just Medicare, if you’re hospitalized — even for one day — you’ll face a $1,408 deductible.* For Part B services like doctor visits, there’s another deductible, and after that you’re generally responsible for 20 percent of the cost of those services.
If you want to add Part D prescription drug coverage, you have to join a Part D plan — usually with its own monthly premium.
Medicare Advantage plans (or Medicare Part C) can help reduce your costs. These plans generally offer more benefits than Original Medicare and often include Part D. Medicare Advantage plans are overseen by Medicare and are paid by Medicare to administer your benefits.
Nationwide, over 22 million people have chosen a Medicare Advantage plan for their Medicare coverage.**
Click here to learn more about Medicare and the parts of Medicare – known as the ABC’s of Medicare.
*Deductible listed is for 2020.
**Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Medicare Advantage 2020 Spotlight: First Look,” October 24, 2019.