Medicare Advantage insurer sponsors diabetes education program for second year in a row, offers free virtual cooking classes to highlight importance of healthy eating
ORANGE, Calif., November 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Align Health Plan, an award-winning Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance carrier from Align Health, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has renewed its partnership to educate and empower the Align community with tools and resources for diabetes self-management.
Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Chief Medical and Operating Officer, Alignment Health, said, “At Alignment, we put seniors first by providing them with the resources they need to actively manage their health, especially those with multiple chronic health conditions, including diabetes. For those affected by the situations.” “Diabetes can be managed through a combination of healthy eating, exercise and, if necessary, medication, and we are proud to continue working with the American Diabetes Association to help people live healthier lives. “
According to the ADA, approximately 15.9 million seniors in the United States age 65 and older have diabetes. For people with the disease, nutrition and activity can play an important role in staying healthy.
Through this year-long agreement, Alignment is demonstrating its commitment to helping people make the right food choices by sponsoring a series of virtual cooking classes to help them cook healthy, budget-friendly meals . Alignment and the ADA began the first of its four classes with Homemade — free and open to the public — in October and will continue through the first quarter of 2023.
“The American Diabetes Association is excited about this ongoing partnership with Alignment Health Plans to support people living with diabetes,” said Dr. Laura Hieronymus, ADA Vice President of Health Care Programs. “Whether you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, we hope through this collaboration to spread awareness about the steps you need to take for better health and wellness.”
Among Alignment’s diverse portfolio of MA plans is its Heart and Diabetes HMO Chronic Condition Special Needs Plan (C-SNP), which is available to Medicare-eligible adults with a qualifying condition like diabetes in all six states that the company serves. Will operate in 2023: Arizona, California, Nevada and North Carolina, as well as two new states – Florida and Texas. Medicare Advantage C-SNP includes additional services designed to treat a covered condition, such as a specially tailored clinical case management program. In 2023, the company is also offering new benefits like low cost insulin to all members. Please visit www.alignmenthealthplan.com for more information.
About Alignment Health
Alignment Health is creating a new path in senior care that empowers members to age well and live their most vibrant lives. A consumer brand name of Alignment Healthcare (NASDAQ: ALHC), Alignment Health is a technology-enabled Medicare Advantage company that offers more than 40 benefit-rich, value-driven plans that serve 38 counties in four states. The company partners with nationally recognized and trusted local providers to deliver coordinated care powered by its customized care model, 24/7 concierge care team and purpose-built technology, AVA®. Based in California, the company’s mission-focused team makes high-quality, low-cost care a reality for members every day. As it expands its offerings and grows its national footprint, Alignment upholds its core values of leading with a sense of service and putting seniors first. For more information, visit www.alignmenthealth.com.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to turn the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people with diabetes. For 82 years, the ADA has discovered and researched the cure, management, and prevention of diabetes while relentlessly working to find a cure. Through advocacy, program development and education, we aim to improve the quality of life for the more than 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will connect us for life. To learn more or get involved, visit us at Diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Associación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
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