Learn More About the Extra Benefits – Select

In addition to comprehensive hospital, medical and prescription drug coverage, Essence also includes many valuable extras not offered by Original Medicare or Medicare supplements for no additional premium – just another way of helping you stay healthy while protecting your pocketbook.

Diabetes Benefits

diabetes-benefits-icon Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions among adults, and the cost of testing supplies, insulin, treatment and other necessities to effectively manage diabetes can quickly add up. To combat this problem, Essence Healthcare has added a unique new suite of benefits and cost savings designed to significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs and help better manage Diabetic patients’ conditions.

Vision Coverage

vision-coverage-icon The costs for eyeglasses, contacts and eye exams can really add up. To help you manage these costs, we include additional coverage for these items. This is important coverage not offered by Original Medicare or Medicare supplements.

Dental Coverage

dental-coverage-icon Healthy teeth and gums can play an important role in your overall health, but dental care can be expensive. That’s why we include preventive dental coverage with every Essence plan for no additional premium. Our Essence Advantage Select plan also includes comprehensive dental coverage for no additional premium. Click here to view our comprehensive dental coverage.


silver-sneakers-icon Staying active can help you live your life to its fullest. That’s why Essence partners with SilverSneakers to give you free access to participating health clubs and a host of different fitness classes for any fitness level. Whether you are an active gym member or just getting started, we know you will appreciate this great added benefit.

Transportation Assistance

transportation-coverage-icon Regular visits to the doctor are extremely important to maintaining your health, so we never want transportation issues to prevent you from seeing your doctor. Because of this, Essence includes transportation assistance to and from doctors and authorized medical facilities at no additional cost to you.

Travel Coverage

travel-coverage-icon_gray Whether you are making a trip out of state or out of the country, Essence has you covered. If you ever get sick or injured when away from home, you can rest easy knowing you have emergency or urgent care coverage.

Hearing Aid Discount Program

hearing-aid-icon As we age, some of us may develop hearing-related needs. Because the cost of hearing aids can be overwhelming, two of our plan options provide additional coverage for hearing aids.