Tucson Morning Blend


How to choose the right Medicare plan to stay connected

Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 15:11:06-04

Last week marked the start of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period—a time for Medicare-eligible people to choose the plan that best supports their total health.

And while most people focus on their physical well-being when choosing a Medicare plan, they often overlook other critical aspects of health like staying socially connected. CVS Health’s Path to Better Health study found that 1 in 4 Americans 65 and over report feeling socially isolated — indicating an opportunity to address the problem.

Why is it important for seniors to stay connected with their communities and those around them? How can they use Medicare Advantage plans to help them do so?

About Christopher Ciano, senior vice president and head of Aetna Medicare
As head of Aetna Medicare and a caregiver to his aging parents, Christopher Ciano brings a unique perspective to the Medicare conversation. He oversees operations and business strategy for Aetna’s robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Supplement plans. An advocate for the aging population, Christopher is passionate about simplifying health care and helping Aetna’s more than 9 million Medicare members nationwide achieve their best health.