New Hanover Health Advantage Expands Availability of Medicare Plans

October 07, 2020
New Hanover Health Advantage, in partnership with FirstMedicare Direct, is offering two 4-star Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans to eligible residents in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties for 2021. Last year, the inaugural year, membership was only open to New Hanover County residents. New Hanover Health Advantage is sponsored by New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
These Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans build on the strength of NHRMC’s network of providers and facilities to provide high quality care that improves the health of our community. Further, these HMO-POS Medicare plans allow members the option to see any provider accepting Medicare.
“We are proud to see our locally-led plan expand to serve our growing community, offering great bundled benefits and supplemental coverage to meet a wide range of needs,” said Leelee Thames, MD, MBA, President of New Hanover Health, a NHRMC affiliate.
The Annual Enrollment Period is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Membership is open to Medicare-eligible residents living in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties, with coverage starting January 1, 2021. 
Highlights of the benefits include:
• Bundled Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans
• $0 premium option
• $0 preventive dental coverage
• Fitness club allowance
• Coverage for glasses or contacts
• Routine eye exams
• Non-emergency medical transportation
• Worldwide coverage
• Competitive maximum out-of-pocket costs
New Hanover Health is partnering with FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company, which offers FirstMedicare Direct HMO plans with 4 (out of 5)-stars. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.  
For more information about New Hanover Health Advantage visit or call (910) 667.6442 to connect with a local agent.

H6306_21_11236_C NHH Press Release FMD Approved 09/18/2020