Commonwealth Care Alliance announces Medicare plans ahead of R.I. expansion

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Boston-based health care organization that is planning a 2022 expansion into the Ocean State, has announced a range of Medicare plans for Rhode Islanders.

CCA Medicare Preferred and CCA Medicare Value are now available to Medicare-eligible residents, while CCA Medicare Maximum, a special needs plan, is offered to people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Each plan includes medical, dental and prescription drug benefits, as well as the potential for other services such as identity theft protection, grocery delivery and nonmedical in-home support.

“We are entering the Rhode Island market because we believe in our community-based, uncommon approach to care, which has demonstrated nation-leading success in improving health outcomes for individuals with significant needs,” said Christopher D. Palmieri, Commonwealth Care Alliance CEO and president. “There is a clear demand for choice in Rhode Island when it comes to affordable, accessible care for traditionally high-cost, high-risk individuals, and the range of health plans we are introducing were specifically designed to fill that need.”

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Plan enrollment is now open. For more information on CCA’s offerings, call 855-210-1815 or visit

CCA serves people with complex health needs, which is reflected in its coverage plans, said Corey McCarty, CCA’s Rhode Island general manager.

“We know that Rhode Islanders with significant needs, especially older adults and adults living with disabilities, require far more than the traditional medical benefits included in basic Medicare and Medicaid plans in order to stay healthy and lead their lives independently,” McCarty said. “That’s why we’ve designed our health plans to provide our members with multiple affordable access points to the care they need, while also including added benefits that address and help solve for disparities in social determinants of health.”

Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.