Your benefits and costs

Compare the costs. Direct Care and The Advantage Plan have the same comprehensive benefits.

  • 2017 benefits
  • 2016 benefits
Direct Care The Advantage Plan
Overview Non-tiered limited network plan, which saves you money on your health insurance premium. Offers 30,000 providers across Massachusetts.
Same great benefits, but with a larger tiered network of over 42,000 providers across Massachusetts.
Plan year deductible No deductible Tier 1:
$500 individual/
$1,500 family
Tier 2:
$750 individual/
$2,250 family
Out-of-pocket maximum $1,000 individual
$3,000 family
Tier 1:
$2,500 individual
$7,500 family
Tier 2:
$3,000 individual
$9,000 family
Routine physical and eye exams $0 per visit $0 per visit
PCP office visits $20 per visit Tier 1:
$20 per visit
Tier 2:
$30 per visit
Emergency room visits $150 $250
Specialist office visits $40 per visit Tier 1: $40 per visit Tier 2:$50 per visit
Chiropractic care
(12 visits per calendar year)
$20 per visit $30 per visit
Urgent care/mini clinics $20 per visit $30 per visit
Telehealth – 24/7 access to doctors to
discuss non-emergency conditions by
phone, mobile app or online
$20 per visit $20 per visit
Diagnostic services** (Lab, X-ray, etc.) Covered in full Covered in full after deductible

Imaging (CAT, PET, MRI scans, nuclear cardiology) (max. of one copayment per day) Covered in full $50 in a non-hospital setting
$150 in a hospital setting
Outpatient surgery 10% coinsurance Tier 1:
20% coinsurance
after deductible
Tier 2:
40% coinsurance
after deductible
Inpatient surgery 10% coinsurance Tier 1:
20% coinsurance
after deductible
Tier 2:
40% coinsurance
after deductible
It Fits! (fitness reimbursement) $250 per individual/$500 per family to use on healthy activities like school and town sports, yoga and dance classes, new cardiovascular home fitness equipment, gym memberships at the gym of your choice, ski lift tickets and much more.
Direct Care The Advantage Plan
Overview Non-tiered limited network plan, which saves you money on your health insurance premium. Offers 30,000 providers across Massachusetts.
Same great benefits, but with a larger tiered network of over 42,000 providers across Massachusetts.
Plan year deductible No deductible Tier 1:
$250 individual/
$750 family
Tier 2:
$750 individual/
$2,250 family
Out-of-pocket maximum $1,000 individual
$3,000 family
Tier 1:
$2,000 individual
$6,000 family
Tier 2:
$2,500 individual
$7,500 family
Routine physical exams $0 per visit $0 per visit
PCP office visits $20 per visit Tier 1:
$20 per visit
Tier 2:
$30 per visit
Specialist office visits $40 per visit Tier 1: $40 per visit Tier 2:$50 per visit
Chiropractic care
(12 visits per calendar year)
$20 per visit $30 per visit
Urgent care/mini clinics $20 per visit $30 per visit
Diagnostic services** (Lab, X-ray, etc.) Covered in full Covered in full after deductible

Imaging (CAT, PET, MRI scans, nuclear cardiology) (max. of one copayment per day) Covered in full $50 in a non-hospital setting
$150 in a hospital setting
Outpatient surgery 10% coinsurance Tier 1:
20% coinsurance
after deductible
Tier 2:
40% coinsurance
after deductible
Inpatient surgery 10% coinsurance Tier 1:
20% coinsurance
after deductible
Tier 2:
40% coinsurance
after deductible
It Fits! (fitness reimbursement) $250 per individual/$500 per family to use on healthy activities like school and town sports, yoga and dance classes, new cardiovascular home fitness equipment, gym memberships at the gym of your choice, ski lift tickets and much more.


Extra services

With both The Advantage Plan and Direct Care, you get:

  • It Fits!—the richest fitness benefit of all your health plan options, annually reimbursing families $500 and individuals $250 for healthy activities: school and town sports, exercise classes, ski lessons, gym memberships, even the purchase of cardiovascular home fitness equipment.
    Learn more about It Fits! (pdf, 306 KB) »

  • Unparalleled care management programs

  • 20% discount on more than 1,500 CVS/pharmacy brand health-related products at CVS stores nationwide and online at www.cvs.com

* Preventive services are tests, immunizations and services geared to help screen for diseases and improve early detection when symptoms or diagnosis are not present.

** Diagnostic services are tests, immunizations and services intended to diagnose, check the status of, or treat a disease or condition.

Important information