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- New Health Options Can Save More Than
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"These new health plan options will provide access to high-quality care to thousands of retirees while saving them, collectively, as much as
The Department initiated a competitive procurement for MA-PD plans in April and, on
The MA-PD plans will provide the standard hospitalization and medical coverage of Medicare Part A and Part B as well as prescription drug coverage. In addition to lower monthly premiums for retirees, the new plans will also offer:
* Reduced out-of-pocket costs for preventative care, specialist visits, and home health services;
* Expanded benefits for vision, hearing, and dental services; and
* Access to telehealth, fitness programs, and caregiver support.
Medicare-eligible retirees will be able to voluntarily enroll in one of the new plans during the Department's Open Enrollment period which begins
Currently, retirees can continue the coverage they had as active employees by paying the entire monthly premium. Once they become Medicare-eligible at age 65, Medicare is the primary payer of medical and prescription drug claims, and the Program coordinates benefits with Medicare. This health option will still be available to retirees under the Program.
More information will be available in the first week of September at www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.