ASRS Medicare Supplement plans
The ASRS Retiree Group Insurance program offers two Medicare supplement options through UnitedHealthcare. Try this click-and-you-go eLearning on our Medicare Supplement Options.
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UnitedHealthcare is the sole provider offering Medicare plans depending on where you live and if you are Medicare eligible. The following plans are available:
- Group Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
- Senior Supplement Plan
Group Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan is a plan for members who are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and Part B and, in which United Healthcare has entered into a contract with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare. This contract authorizes United Healthcare to provide comprehensive health services to persons who are entitled to traditional Medicare benefits and who choose to enroll in the Group Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan. By enrolling in the Group Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan, you have made a decision to receive all your routine health care from contracted providers. The Medicare prescription drug plan included in this medical plan by ASRS are equal to, or offers more than, the standard Medicare Part D coverage.
Senior Supplement Plan
Senior Supplement Plan is for members who are enrolled in both Medicare Parts A and B. With Senior Supplement you have the freedom to obtain medical care from any physician and hospital that accepts Medicare. The Medicare prescription drug plan included in this medical plan by ASRS are equal to, or offers more than, the standard Medicare Part D coverage.
Remember these 3 steps for choosing your supplement to Medicare.
- Review your choices. You have Medicare plan options with the ASRS, possibly your employer or private plans. Consider costs and coverage as part of the review.
- Choose the plan that best fits your personal needs, covers you where you live and lets you keep your doctor(s).
- Enroll on time. Pay attention to deadlines and give yourself plenty of time to make an informed choice. Remember you can ENROLL ONLINE with an ASRS plan once you have applied for your Medicare card.
For more details on these plans, refer to the Enrollment Guide for Plan Year 2017
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
If you are a U.S. citizen or you meet the lawful presence and residency requirements, the Initial Enrollment Period is your first chance to sign up for Medicare. It starts 3 months before your 65th birthday, includes the month you turn 65, and ends 3 months after the month you turn 65.
Medicare covers services such as doctor visits, surgeries, lab tests and medically necessary supplies, such as wheelchairs and walkers.
Medicare Part A – In general, Part A covers hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, nursing home care, home health services and hospice care.
Medicare Part B – In general, Part B covers two types of services: 1) Medically necessary services or supplies needed to diagnose or treat a medical condition, and 2) Preventative services, or health care to prevent illnesses. Also covered are things like clinical research, ambulance services, durable medical equipment, mental health treatment, second opinions before a surgery, and limited outpatient prescription drugs.
For information on Medicare, visit www.medicare.gov
Enrolling in a Plan
To enroll in one of theseMedicare Supplement plans for 2017, you must experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). Review the ASRS-recognized QLE's here. If you meet one of those QLE's, click the button to log in to your myASRS account to enroll now.
NOTE: For both plans you must maintain enrollment in Medicare parts A and B. For information on Medicare, visit www.medicare.gov and the Becoming Medicare Eligible page on the ASRS website.
If you are currently a retiree or disabled member covered by ASRS, ADOA or another ASRS employer's insurance, you can view those elections in your myASRS account by selecting 'Medical/Dental Insurance Details' under the Your Account section in the navigation pane.
Online Enrollment is Here!
We've made enrolling in a medical and/or dental plan faster, easier and more accurate than ever with our Online Enrollment Process. Just log into your myASRS account to get started!
Choosing a Provider or PCP
Need to look up your provider ID for enrollment purposes? Click here to search the United Healthcare provider network for ASRS Medicare plans
Note: You will need to log in to your myUHC.com account to access the Provider network