Universal Plans Placed Into Receivership
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Please refer to the contact information below.
Florida Department of Financial Services
1-800-882-3054 (Florida only)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Florida Beneficiaries currently enrolled in UHC and UHCIC will not experience a gap in their Medicare coverage. Effective April 1, 2013, CMS will automatically enroll beneficiaries who are currently UHC and UHCIC enrollees in Original Medicare through which they will be able to obtain Original Medicare (Part A and B) coverage. Those beneficiaries who also currently have prescription drug coverage through UHC or UHCIC will be enrolled into a comparable Prescription Drug Plan, either Coventry Health Care, Inc., Envision Insurance Company, Humana Insurance Company or United Healthcare. Beneficiaries can learn which Prescription Drug Plan they are enrolled in by contacting 1-800-MEDICARE.
Beneficiaries impacted by the contract termination will receive a notice in the mail explaining the changes in coverage and providing information about their new prescription drug coverage. They will also receive a letter from their new Prescription Drug Plan. Beneficiaries will be able to continue to see their current primary and specialty care providers under Original Medicare. Those currently in the hospital or receiving skilled nursing care or other medical treatments will continue with such care without interruption.
Other options open to beneficiaries:
Affected beneficiaries can choose to enroll in another Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan, if they do not want to remain in Original Medicare or the newly assigned Prescription Drug Plan. They have been granted a special election period during which they may make one change in their Medicare health care and prescription drug coverage. This special election period is in effect now through May 31, 2013. Coverage in the new plan is effective the first of the month following their plan selection. If a beneficiary calls 1-800-MEDICARE by March 31 and enrolls in a plan, the beneficiary’s coverage in the plan will be effective on April 1.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Broward, Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau counties: 1-866-467-4970
All Other Counties 1-888-367-6554
(TDD) and 1-866-454-3959
Long-Term Care Nursing Home Diversion Program Questions:
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
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Last Modified: 04/04/2013 5:30:00 PM EST