Quartz Medicare Advantage Extra Benefits: Gundersen Health

More of the benefits you want!

Gundersen Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) offers extra benefits.

Extra benefits are quick and easy ways to manage your health — leaving you more time to live your life. 

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Quartz® CashCard

For 2023, get up to $1,000 to use toward rides to routine medical appointments, a fitness membership, hearing aids, and eyewear. Get $25/quarter to buy over-the-counter health-related items.

For 2024, your Quartz CashCard includes up to $1,000 a year to use toward:

  • A fitness membership
  • Rides to routine medical appointments
  • Eyewear

Plus, get $25/quarter to buy over-the-counter health-related items at participating retailers.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more about how your CashCard works.

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Travel benefit

This plan travels with you! For three months at a time, up to six months a year, get covered services at in-network costs when traveling outside of the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Plus, members have access to most retail pharmacies nationwide.

Before your next adventure, simply call a Quartz Champion with your travel dates to activate this benefit.

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Worldwide emergency coverage

Quartz Medicare Advantage allows you to travel with
peace of mind. Whether it’s an emergency outside of your
plan’s service area or outside of the United States, you’re
covered. We’re just a phone call away.

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Dental wellness

Get preventive & comprehensive dental coverage for services with a Delta Dental network dentist. Open network is also available with balance billing. For 2023, $350 – $550 annual limits ($850-$1,550/year in 2024), depending on your plan.

Plus, add $1,000 of comprehensive dental coverage for $38/month in 2023 ($36/month in 2024).

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Obesity and Type 2 diabetes reversal benefit

Eligible Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) and Dual Eligible members can join the obesity and Type 2 diabetes reversal program from Virta Health. This program can help members lower blood sugar, reduce the need for certain medications and achieve a healthier weight.

Virta is available at no extra cost* to Quartz Medicare Advantage and Dual Eligible members with Type 2 diabetes. For members interested in safe, sustainable weight loss, Virta is also covered for those with a BMI of 30 or greater.

*Additional costs may be incurred for labs obtained from an out-of-network provider based on contractual agreements between the lab and Virta Health.

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Virtual visits

Gundersen VirtualVisit lets you quickly connect with a doctor 24/7 from the comfort of your home or wherever you are. From treating a cold to a bladder infection, getting the urgent care you need is a click away with your smartphone, tablet or computer equipped with a web camera – all with $0 copay.

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Mental well-being support,
on your time

Quartz mental well-being programs with AbleTo make it easy to find the mental health support you deserve on your time. You get access to digital Self Care+ with the AbleTo app and can work with professionals 1-on-1. With AbleTo, you can:
  • Manage emotions and reduce feelings of stress and worry
  • Get tools backed by science that also fit your schedule
  • Get help sooner with 1-on-1 appointments within 5 business days
Getting started is easy:
  1. Visit to create an account
  2. Take a short quiz to find the right services for you
  3. Begin your personalized journey

You can also use your login with the AbleTo app. Download the app from your device’s app store*.  *Message and data rates may apply.


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Quartz Nourishing Meal Program

The Quartz Nourishing Meal Program benefit helps to support your food and nutrition needs. It is available to Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) and Dual Eligible members upon discharge from an inpatient or skilled nursing facility stay. It is also provided to members with congestive heart failure enrolled in a Quartz Care Management program.

The Nourishing Meal Program is a partnership with Foodsmart and offers:

  • Home-delivered meals made specifically for your individual health needs
  • Telenutrition visits with a registered dietitian
  • A personalized food and nutrition plan
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Blood glucose meters and test strips

FreeStyle glucose meter and test strips
For 2023, get access to high-quality supplies to help you manage diabetes. FreeStyle Lite, FreeStyle, Freedom Lite, FreeStyle Precision Neo, and Precision Xtra are the preferred blood glucose monitors and test strips, and are available at no extra cost to you.

OneTouch® blood glucose meters and test strips
In 2024, get access to high-quality blood glucose meters with Bluetooth capabilities that connect to the OneTouch Reveal mobile app, which automatically logs readings, tracks patterns, and enables members to share data with their care team. Our preferred brand of blood glucose monitoring supplies is the OneTouch® product line, which includes the OneTouch Verio Reflect® with backlit display, Blood Sugar Mentor™, One Touch Verio Flex®, OneTouch Ultra Plus Flex®, OneTouch Ultra 2® meters, and their associated test strips. All are available at no extra cost.

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Massage therapy for chronic conditions

You receive a 60-minute massage for certain chronic conditions, such as neck pain, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, and Type 2 diabetes.

Get 6-12 visits a year with a $0-$20 copay. The number of visits and copays vary by plan.

You must have a doctor’s order and visit an in-network massage therapist.

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Acupuncture benefit

Gundersen Quartz Medicare Advantage members may receive up to 20 Medicare-covered treatments a year for chronic low back pain. You’ll need to see a licensed practitioner.

There is a $10-$20 copay per treatment, depending on the plan.

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Hearing aid benefit

In 2023, our plan pays up to $1,000 a year for hearing aids with the Quartz® CashCard. See our provider directory for a list of participating locations near you.

The 2024 hearing benefit Includes:

  • One routine hearing exam per year with a $0-$10 copay.
  • Get $1,000 – $1,500 every two years for hearing aids.

Please see our provider directory or call a Quartz Champion for a list of network audiologists.

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Brain fitness benefit

You’ll have access to BrainHQ, an online memory fitness program proven in over 100 scientific publications to help people think faster, focus better, and remember more. Get one-on-one help signing up, access to a monthly brain health newsletter, BrainHQ Academy™, and live webinars on current brain health-related topics, all for a $0 copay.

Want more details? Log in to Quartz MyChart for more information to maximize your benefits. 

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Benefits, premiums, copayments, and coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Call (800) 394-5566 (TTY: 711) for more information.

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