SummaCare is the name for the health plan network offered by the Summa Health System of Akron, OH. The health system is made up of a network of doctors, pharmacies, and hospitals dedicated to serving the Akron, Ohio and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, SummaCare is not accepting new Medicare at this time due to the results of an audit by the Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services (a governmental regulatory agency) and their existing Summa Medicare Plans.

Affiliated Brand Names

  • SummaCare
  • Summa Health System
  • Summa Health Network

Company Highlights

  • Founded in the early 1990’s
  • Offers insurance products to individuals, families, and employers
  • Part of an Integrated delivery system for meeting healthcare needs
  • Manages over 27,000 Medicare enrollees
  • Currently facing regulatory issues with the CMS

Medicare Plans Offered

As of mid-August, 2014, SummaCare was ordered to suspend the acceptance of new Medicare Advantage customers pending the results of an investigation. Be wary of anyone trying to sell you any sort of Medicare supplement under the SummCare name until you hear official news that they are back in the business of providing insurance for seniors.

Medicare Supplement Plans NO
Medicare Advantage Plans YES
Medicare Part D Drug Plans YES

Summa Premium Comparison

SummaCare prides itself on being able to provide affordable and effective healthcare to citizens of all ages in the Akron, OH area. Although they aren’t currently accepting new Medicare-qualified seniors at the moment, here’s some data we’ve gathered on average rates from their recent past:
This Table Represents National Average Costs of Medicare Supplement Plans

Plan Type Starting From Part A Deductible Part B Deductible Excess Nursing Travel
Plan C $118* $0 $0 Not Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered
Plan F $116* $0 $0 100% Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered
Plan G $105* $0 $233 100% Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered
Plan B $104* $0 $233 Not Covered Not Covered Not Covered
Plan N $70* $0 $233 Not Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered
Plan D $97* $0 $233 Not Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered
Plan A $69* $1,556 $233 Not Covered Not Covered Not Covered
Plan L $76* $389 $233 Not Covered 75% Covered Not Covered
Plan K $45* $778 $233 Not Covered 50% Covered Not Covered
Plan M $97* $778 $233 Not Covered 100% Covered 100% Covered

Financial Strength Ratings

As SummaCare fixes its legal troubles with the government, the big ratings agencies will have to take some time to re-examine the company’s financial strength and reassess how strong their financials are. As of right now, their ratings are still up in the air.

A.M. Best Rating NR (Not Rated)
Standard & Poor’s Rating No Rating
Moody’s Rating No Rating

*Ratings as of 2/17/15

Summa Review

While SummaCare has a strong reputation within the northern Ohio area, the government audit has complicated their ability in recent months to provide local seniors with Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage. However, in late March of 2015, it was reported that SummaCare should resume their Medicare Advantage enrollment in the near future. If you contact one of our agents, we can notify you when quotes from SummaCare become available again.

  • Market Experience
  • Fast Claims Processing
  • Strong Financial Reserves
  • Competitive Rates
  • Customer Satisfaction

How To File A Claim With Summa

Telephone Number: 1-800-996-8701

To speak with a person:

  1. Press 1 for members
  2. Press 0 to speak with a customer service representative
  3. Enter your member ID as it appears on your identification card, or stay on the line until the automated system connects you to an operator

Company Contact Information

Customer Service:

(888) 905-6071

Mailing Address:

Summa Health System

525 East Market Street

Akron, OH 44304

How To Get A Rate Quote

Customers looking to get a rate quote, or learn more about Summa Medicare Plans have 2 options:

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by Lindsay Malzone, Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare expert for She's been contributing to many well-known publications as an industry expert since 2017. Her passion is educating Medicare beneficiaries on all their supplemental Medicare options so they can make an informed decision on their healthcare coverage.