UPMC Health Plan


Denise Hughes
UPMC Health Plan

UPMC for Life Offers Affordable Medicare Advantage Plans with New and Enhanced Benefits & Access to High-Quality Care and Award-Winning Member Service Across Pennsylvania

New offerings include plans with enhanced Rx coverage, tailored for eligible veterans, and additional options to customize dental, vision or OTC health care coverage

Pittsburgh (Oct. 1, 2021) – UPMC Health Plan today announced its 2022 offerings for UPMC for Life, which include Medicare Advantage (MA) plans with options to customize dental, vision or over-the-counter coverage and the debut of four new plans: one tailored to serve the needs of Medicare-eligible veterans, a plan with enhanced prescription drug coverage and two new plans for Medicare-eligible individuals in Central Pennsylvania. As the largest MA plan in Western Pennsylvania, UPMC for Life’s 2022 plans reflect UPMC Health Plan’s ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality, affordable coverage and award-winning service that meets the evolving health care needs of Medicare-eligible Pennsylvanians.

“In 2022, UPMC for Life continues to lead the way in providing great, affordable health care coverage for our members as premiums on our most popular plans remain stable and unchanged. Our most popular plan, UPMC for Life HMO Rx Choice (HMO), even had a premium decrease&emdash;the monthly plan premium is now $38,” said Angela Perri, Chief Medicare Officer for UPMC Health Plan. “All of our plans include broad access to high-quality doctors and hospitals across Pennsylvania, with many plans starting as low as $0 per month, and a new plan in 2022 that gives members the ability to customize their coverage by choosing one of these additional benefits: dental, vision, or over-the-counter health care products.”

New and Enhanced Plans for 2022
Incorporating feedback from its members has enabled UPMC for Life to offer even more robust and stronger plans for 2022.

New and enhanced in Western PA:

New products in Central PA:

Continuing to promote whole person care
UPMC for Life plans offer a “whole person” approach to health care with additional programs that can help members stay healthy, live independently, keep their health care costs low, and reach their health care goals. Our members have access to the following benefits and programs:

SilverSneakers®, | Fitbit | RxWell | Health Coaching | UPMC Prescription for Wellness | Travel Concierge | Assist America | UPMC AnywhereCare | UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line | Personal Counseling | Pharmacist Counseling | Caregiver Support | Support for Serious Illness | Bathroom/Home Safety | Resources for Life® | UPMC Health Plan Mobile App | MyHealth OnLine

Helping During COVID
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many continue to experience stress, including financial stress. UPMC is continuing to help support our members by waiving deductibles, copays, and other cost-sharing for coronavirus testing and treatment. In addition, UPMC for Life increased member access to medications by waiving early refill limits on prescriptions. In 2022, UPMC for Life will continue that commitment to reducing the financial stress on members when accessing the health care system through the following:

Virtual Enrollment Help and Support
Medicare beneficiaries interested in UPMC for Life can enroll by phone or online from the comfort and safety of home.

For members who want personal help understanding their plan benefits, the award-winning Health Care Concierge team is on-hand to answer questions and provide exceptional customer service. The UPMC Health Plan Health Care Concierge team earned eight awards at the 2021 Steve® Awards, including five Gold Stevie Awards. The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards.

Medicare beneficiaries who are interested in UPMC for Life can get information on the 2022 plans online at upmchealthplan.com/medicare or by calling UPMC for Life toll-free at 1-877-381-3765 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users should call 711. For more information about UPMC’s best doctors and hospitals, go to upmchealthplan.com/best.

The 2022 Annual Election Period is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2021. Medicare beneficiaries can add or drop Part D prescription coverage, switch their current plan, or change to a Medicare Advantage plan, or change to Original Medicare. Changes in coverage will be effective Jan. 1, 2022.



About UPMC Insurance Services

Serving 4 million members, UPMC Insurance Services is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. UPMC Insurance Services includes commercial products from UPMC Health Plan for groups as well as individuals. Commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners®. Government products include Medicare Advantage (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); Medical Assistance (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health, one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations, offers a full range of services to Commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit upmchealthplan.com.