(Long Beach, CA, Tuesday, October 8, 2019) – Californians who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal want to make an informed choice when selecting health insurance coverage, but deciding on the best plan among many options isn’t easy or straightforward.

The SCAN Foundation’s MyCareMyChoice.org helps people with Medicare and Medi-Cal choose health care coverage based on what matters to them, such as whether the plan helps with transportation or provides help coordinating different health services. The website helps people narrow available plan options by asking site visitors up to 10 key questions, then filtering options based on location.

Ryan MacDonald from My Care, My Choice explains this online tool.

SOUNDBITE #1:

CHOOSING HEALTH COVERAGE IS OFTEN CONFUSING AND OVERWHELMING, BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDI-CAL HAVE CHOICES. THIS ONLINE TOOL MAKES IT EASY TO SEE THOSE CHOICES CLEARLY. THE WEBSITE HELPS OLDER PEOPLE AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES GET THE MOST OUT OF THEIR HEALTH COVERAGE.

SOUNDBITE #2:

THE ONLINE RESOURCE PROVIDES PERSONALIZED HEALTH COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE AND MEDI-CAL.  IT’S AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE. FIRST, TYPE IN YOUR ZIP CODE AND YOUR AGE. SECOND, ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR NEEDS. AND THIRD, THE WEBSITE CREATES A COMPLETE LIST OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOU AND LOCATED WHERE YOU WANT TO RECEIVE CARE. IT’S TOTALLY SAFE AND SECURE. IT DOESN’T STORE YOUR INFORMATION OR SEND IT TO ANYONE.

Californians can enroll in health coverage for the 2020 plan year starting October 15. The website is available in English, Spanish, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

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