Connie Health, a personal Medicare advisory service combining Medicare expertise and local advisors with data-driven insights to help individuals make confident and informed decisions about their Medicare options, launched its services in Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai counties.
Connie Health was formed in 2019 by Valley resident David Luna and partners Michael Scopa and Oded Eran, all Medicare experts with decades of experience.
“Shopping for Medicare coverage can be complex and overwhelming for many individuals because Medicare offers a multitude of plans by varied insurance companies,” said Mr. Luna. “By combining our healthcare expertise with technology-powered tools, personalized local guidance and support, Connie Health’s advisors will work with our communities’ Medicare beneficiaries to ensure they make confident, worry-free decisions around Medicare plans and coverage.”
In addition to providing individuals with guidance on finding the right Medicare coverage for their personal needs, the local advisors at Connie Health offer ongoing support in navigating a range of health care choices. These services help consumers get the most out of their plan, optimize prescription costs and find providers in their area.
The service is provided at no cost to consumers. As licensed advisors, they are compensated by the insurance companies when someone joins a plan. The maximum compensation an insurance company can provide is regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the same for all insurance companies. Therefore, Connie Health recommends plans solely based on an individual’s needs and not financial incentives.
Because of its choice to affiliate with all major Medicare insurance providers, Connie Health can use its technology to advise individuals either in-person from a safe distance, on a video call, via phone or otherwise about the best options based on personal health care needs, lifestyle and budget. The team is also able to identify Medicare providers in the area including those in Medicare Advantage HMO or PPO networks.
Medicare’s open enrollment period is Thursday, Oct. 15 to Monday, Dec. 7.