2018 Medicare AEP is fast approaching: Are you ready?
The same great experience and service you have as a Priority Health member is available to Medicare beneficiaries through our Priority Health Medicare plans. If you, your parents or grandparents are Medicare eligible or nearing eligibility, the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is a great time to review Medicare options.
The Medicare AEP runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 each year. In most cases, it's the one and only time when individuals can change their Medicare plan or carrier after they initially enroll. That makes it a great opportunity to re-evaluate your Medicare options, and ensure your plan fits your current lifestyle and coverage needs.
Did you know more individuals choose Priority Health Medicare Advantage plans over any other plan in Michigan1? That’s why our members can feel confident they're making the right choice for their Medicare coverage.
Benefits of Medicare Advantage plans
In addition to affordable premiums and excellent coverage, our Priority Health Medicare Advantage members enjoy benefits like:
Our members have 24/7 access to a health care provider via phone, email or video chat through MedNow for non-emergency issues. It's less expensive (and more convenient) than a trip to urgent care or the emergency room - a great option for when you need care, but can't get to a doctor.
Preferred pharmacy and mail order prescription drugs
Our plans offer benefits like preferred pharmacy, so you can pay as little as $1 for certain drugs2. And, four of our plans offer a $0 copay for 90-day Tier 1 and Tier 2 drugs when you use our mail-order pharmacy3.
Exercise and healthy aging program
The Silver&Fit® program is included for all Priority Health Medicare Advantage plan members, with no copayments, coinsurance or deductibles. Benefits of this program include either a membership at a local participating fitness club or exercise center, or at-home fitness kits.
Every Priority Health Medicare plan includes support from our on-staff care managers who are licensed nurses or social workers. They offer guidance and support by phone or in-person so you can be your healthiest, whether you're managing chronic conditions or need special help with your health. Best of all? There's no cost to you and it's convenient.
Have questions about retirement or our Medicare Advantage plans? We can help. Visit us online at prioritymedicare.com or give our Medicare experts a call at 877.337.6633, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week (TTY users should call 711).
1 According to January 2012 - July 2017 monthly enrollment reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
2 You must use in-network pharmacies to access prescription drug benefits, except under non-routine circumstances. Quantity limitations and restrictions may apply. If you choose to fill your prescription at a pharmacy that's not in our network, you will have to pay upfront and seek reimbursement. Priority Health Medicare may reimburse you up to the negotiated in-network pharmacy cost (minus your copayment or coinsurance amount). We may not pay for your prescriptions if you use an out-of-network pharmacy, except in certain cases.
3 Not available with PriorityMedicare Key or PriorityMedicare Ideal. Applies to Tier 1 and Tier 2 generic drugs.
Priority Health has HMO-POS and PPO plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Priority Health Medicare depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits and/or copayments/co-insurance may change January 1 of each year. NCMS_4000_4009_1704E 09112017
In this issue
New at Priority Health
- Opioid abuse and what you can do
- Seeing your doctor just got easier
- Understanding your benefits
- Medicare AEP is quickly approaching