Due to network regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, BlueCross will not offer non-network PFFS plans for 2011. However, we will be offering new, network plans across the state to meet the needs of your clients. To help you and our members, we will mail the attached letter and Medigap Basics insert to our members, along with a list of plan options available. The letter explains that we are not renewing members’ plans. It also explains what their rights are, as they will be disenrolled from their Medicare BlueSM Private, Medicare BlueSM Private Complete or Medicare BlueSM Private Complete Plus plans effective January 1, 2011.
We are encouraging agents to reach out to their clients in non-renewing plans to assist them.
To submit the application with the correct election period, please refer to the page in the application titled “Attestation for Eligibility and Enrollment Period.” Check the box next to “My plan is ending its contract with Medicare or Medicare is ending its contract with my plan.”
Options for 2011 are shown here. Members are strongly encouraged to act before December 31, 2010, to avoid the possibility of being without prescription drug coverage on January 1, 2011.Members affected by non-renewal of a PFFS plan can:
For more information, please visit these websites:
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