Provider News & Updates – December 2021 December 16, 2021 Benefit Changes for Samaritan Advantage Health Plan Members Samaritan Advantage Health Plans (SAHP) members will see several changes to their 2022 benefits. Along with lower premiums and copays, we’re excited about this year’s benefit line up with each of the plans now offering the following: A pre-loaded MasterCard that can be used to pay for over-the-counter items plus dental services, routine eyewear (including glasses, frames and contacts), hearing aids (including hearing aid supplies and repairs), and preventive and comprehensive dental services.Members will receive a credit card automatically funded with the amount covered by their chosen plan. Providers should not submit claims for services paid for with the benefit card. Rides to and from health-related locations. We now offer a free ride with the Cascade West Ride Line to a health care provider’s office, hospital, pharmacy, fitness center, vaccination clinic or other health-related location 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.To utilize the benefit, members contact Ride Line in advance to ensure transportation availability. For more information about 2022 Samaritan Advantage member benefits, please visit samhealthplans.org/AdvantageBenefits. You can also view 2022 benefits for Samaritan Choice Plans, InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) and our Employer Small Group Plans and Employer Large Group Plans. Please note, 2022 benefits for IHN-CCO and Employer Group Plans will not be available on our websites until Jan. 1, 2022.