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Press Release: Essence Healthcare Awarded Medicare’s Highest Rating

Essence Healthcare, a St. Louis based health plan serving over 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri and Illinois, announced today the company received an overall plan rating of 5 out of 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2016 plan year. Essence Healthcare is the only Medicare Advantage plan in Missouri and Illinois and 1 of only 12 plans in the nation to be awarded an overall plan rating of 5 Stars. Read the full story.

Press Release: Essence Healthcare Marketing Wins Two Generations Awards

Essence Healthcare recently received two Generation awards for excellence in senior marketing. Judged by a panel of marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and media professionals, the Generations Award is an annual international competition recognizing professionals who have communicated to the 50+ Mature Markets in innovative and impactful ways. Essence won awards for their quarterly member newsletter in the Publications category, and the Life Lessons Project and Book won in the Public Relations/Communications category. Read the full release.

Press Release: Two Missouri Healthcare Leaders Partner to Provide a New Medicare Plan in Southwest Missouri

Two of Missouri’s most trusted names in healthcare, CoxHealth and Essence Healthcare, have partnered to bring comprehensive, affordable coverage to more than 87,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Christian, Greene, Stone and Taney counties through a new Medicare plan called CoxHealth MedicarePlus. This new plan was carefully designed to solve a growing problem for southwest Missouri’s Medicare recipients: healthcare costs are on the rise. By working together to improve the cost and quality of healthcare for Missouri’s Medicare patients, CoxHealth MedicarePlus can specifically address the rising cost of care by providing benefits traditional Medicare plans cannot. Read the full release.

Article: Life Lessons: St. Louis Seniors Share the Secrets to a Good Life

The St. Louis Post Dispatch sits down with local seniors featured in the Essence Healthcare – produced book, “Life Lessons, 2.7 Million Years of Wisdom from 1 Generation of St. Louisans, ” to get more insight into what leads to a long, happy life and to find out how and why Essence Healthcare captured 2.7 million years of wisdom in 100 pages. Read the full article.

Video: Life Lessons from St. Louis Seniors

St. Louis seniors get camera ready and share the advice they gave in the book, “Life Lessons: 2.7 Million Years of Wisdom from 1 Generation of St. Louisans,” in a St. Louis Post Dispatch online exclusive. Watch the video.

Video: Life Lessons: 2.7 Million Years of Wisdom

Two St. Louis seniors featured in Essence Healthcare’s, “Life Lessons: 2.7 Million Years of Wisdom from 1 Generation of St. Louisans,” share their secrets to a happy life with FOX 2’s Randi Naughton. Watch the video.

Press Release: St. Louis-Based Essence Healthcare Shares the Wisdom of its Members in a Newly Published Book to Celebrate its 10th Year in Business

Essence Healthcare, a St. Louis-owned and operated Medicare health plan, is celebrating 10 years of serving the local community in a unique way – by highlighting the wisdom of their 40,000+ member’s in the book, “Life Lessons: 2.7 Million Years of Wisdom from 1 Generation of St. Lousians.” To celebrate the official launch of the book, Essence is hosting a Grandparents Day event at the Missouri Botanical Garden – a local, St. Louis gem that all generations enjoy. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to benefit the Botanical Garden. Read the full article.