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Pete’s Perspective: Comprehensive Coverage – Foundational to Good Care

Pete’s Perspective:  Comprehensive Coverage – Foundational to Good Care

Media Contact: Karina Rusk

Salinas Valley Health and Montage Health often work together to benefit the community. One of the collaborative projects we are most proud of is Aspire Health. It took years to build and the healthcare plans it offers are helping strengthen the well-being of our community

The TRIO HMO plan is a smarter, more modern approach to health coverage that delivers a better care experience while keeping insurance premiums as low as possible. Open to people of all ages, the flexibility of the Trio HMO is a great fit for meeting individual needs.

For people 65 years or older, Aspire provides a comprehensive plan that offers more coverage and benefits than Original Medicare, is simple to understand, and is affordable. Simply put, it is the best alternative to Original Medicare in Monterey County.

Open enrollment began October 15 and runs through December 7. Now is the time to switch.

One of the best things about Aspire’s Medicare Advantage plan is that it makes accessing the services you need easy. Bringing together the county’s four medical centers, more than 700 local doctors and other health providers, Apsire makes it simple to receive the personalized care you deserve. Its tailored coverage plan puts an entire team at your fingertips to connect the dots for you in coordinating healthcare services.

Our employees here at Salinas Valley Health and our friends at Montage enjoy comprehensive medical coverage. That is not the case for everyone in Monterey County – especially those eligible for Medicare. With rising prices and an increasingly complex healthcare environment, it is more important than ever to have coverage you deserve and can trust.

If you, or someone you know, is 65-years or older, open enrollment is an important opportunity to learn about your options. All of the different plan choices include prescription drug coverage and additional benefits like transportation, health coaching, chiropractic, acupuncture and fitness programs.

Salinas Valley Health and Montage join forces in helping our community rise in good health through a number of programs: the Monterey County Diabetes Collaborative, Blue Zones Project Monterey County, the Community Health Needs Assessment and other initiatives. We also share a belief that strong, simple and flexible health insurance is foundational to good care. That’s why we formed this nonprofit insurance provider. Please take a few minutes to learn what we offer through Aspire. Call 831-375-1462 or visit

Be safe and be well.

– Pete

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