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What Is VNS Health EasyCare?

EasyCare (HMO) is a Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan that offers more than regular Medicare. Extra Help lowers prescription drug costs for people who qualify.

Plan Highlights

  • Monthly premiums as low as $0*
  • $10 Primary care copay
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Card
  • Dental, vision, hearing, acupuncture, and more

Making Healthy Living More Affordable

The EasyCare monthly plan premium is as low as $0 for people who qualify for full Extra Help (also known as Low Income Subsidy).** And EasyCare includes more benefits than regular Medicare, so your health care dollars go further.

VNS Health Medicare received 4.5 out of 5 stars

A Reputation for Quality

Every year Medicare rates plans based on a 5-star rating system. More stars mean a better plan. VNS Health Medicare is proud to be rated 4.5 out of 5 stars — the highest rating for any Medicare Advantage plan in New York City and Long Island for 2023.

Just Some of What You Get with EasyCare

Help Affording Health Items

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Card

Get up to $280/year ($70/quarter).
Help with Eye Care


Get $200/year for glasses or contacts.
Help with Oral Care


Get $2,000/year for dental services.
  • More Than Regular Medicare

    Regular Medicare covers a lot, but not everything. EasyCare has important benefits that aren’t part of regular Medicare, including prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, acupuncture, and much more.

  • Extras for Healthy Living

    EasyCare includes: 

    • A debit card you can use to buy OTC health items — $70/quarter ($280/year). Use it in local stores, or get easy home delivery.
    • SilverSneakers® fitness program — with gym memberships and online classes.
    • Transportation to health care.
    • And more! 
  • Personal Support

    With EasyCare, you get a health coach or care manager to help you be as healthy as possible. Our plan pharmacists can help make it easier for you to take the medications you need. You can have some doctor’s visits in the comfort of your home with our telehealth benefit. And you’ll have 24/7 access to a nurse for when health concerns arise.

*Depending on your level of Medicaid eligibility.
*Covered by LIS if you get Extra Help. If you lose Extra Help, your monthly premium may be $25.