SCAN Aims to Serve Aging LGBTQ+ Population With Affirm Product

  • Oct 20, 2022

    As the Oct. 15 start date of the 2023 Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) approached, insurers across the country this month unveiled new-and-improved benefits and major market expansions aimed at capturing share of the ever-growing Medicare Advantage market. And while Long Beach, Calif.-based SCAN Health Plan is offering enhanced benefits while pursuing new markets, it’s also gaining attention for launching a novel product specifically geared toward LGBTQ+ older adults. Company executives tell AIS Health, a division of MMIT, that the nonprofit insurer spent more than a year carefully shaping the product to ensure that it would meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, and it will continue to tweak the product as it gathers feedback from enrollees. Read more
  • Lauren Flynn Kelly

    Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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