Erickson Advantage

For more details, call your Erickson Advantage® Representative 443-297-3110. TTY 1-888-685-8480 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Erickson Advantage® is a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by United HealthCare Insurance Company, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Not available in all areas. Only available to Erickson Community residents. Limitations, co-payments, and coinsurance may apply.

Erickson Advantage® is a health insurance plan that helps Erickson community residents manage their healthcare and maximize their Medicare benefits. The plan offers multiple health insurance plan options designed with the needs of our residents in mind. The plans place a strong emphasis on preventive care and wellness and offer you a range of preventive programs and vaccinations that may help you manage health problems before they occur.

In addition to enhanced benefits compared to original Medicare, members have access to an onsite team of healthcare experts. Of course, it starts with the physicians in the community Medical Center, but members also have access to an on-site Nurse Care Coordinator to help assist with hospitalizations, medical procedures and prescription drug questions. There is also an onsite Member Services Representative to answer benefit and health insurance questions, to help with arranging doctor’s appointments, and to arrange for transportation to medical appointments.

Other plan highlights include: Transportation to approved off-site medical facilities, preventive dental coverage, skilled nursing care without prior hospitalization required, and much more.

Questions on Medicare? He has answers!

Robbie Furman

Robbie Furman, aka the “Balloon Man”, is an Erickson employee who is a licensed insurance agent for Erickson Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered by United Healthcare. Erickson Advantage is only available to Erickson Living residents. Robbie is offering free advice on any individual questions you or your family member have on your current health insurance and you DO NOT have to join Erickson Advantage to obtain your answers.

Many residents have Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance . Medicare Open Enrollment began on October 15th and ends on December 7th. We should now be examining our current health or prescription changes that may necessitate a change in our health insurance. Or we may have questions regarding options that we may foresee in our future. Robbie is our man with the answers and we are lucky to have such an enthusiastic source for this important topic.

Medicare regulations prevent Robbie, from contacting residents who are not members of Erickson Advantage. If you are not a member, you have to contact him first. So, it’s up to you to reach out to obtain the free info and guidance.

You may call or email Robbie at any time to set up an individual appointment at 443-297-3110 or robert.furman@erickson.com leaving your name, address, phone and/or email address on his voicemail, if he is out.Family members may also attend. To obtain your best answers you should be prepared to share your current benefits and premiums with Robbie.

Although there are no strings attached to join the Erickson Advantage plan, you and your family may want to listen carefully to specific benefits that are available for Charlestown residents in both Independent Living and Continuing Care. Once you join, there is an onsite Member Services Representative to answer benefit and health insurance questions, to help with arranging doctor’s appointments, and to arrange for transportation to medical appointments. There is also a Care Coordinator, a registered nurse, who assists members with managing their health care needs. You will have an opportunity to talk to Robbie at the upcoming places:

Erickson Advantage information cards have been placed at Lobby desks around campus for your convenience.

Charlie Eichenlaub
Communications Committee