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|November 7, 2018
ROLL-OUT OF NEW SMMC FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT BEGINS IN REGIONS 9, 10, 11 – DECEMBER 1, 2018
Recipients receive transition letters in mid-October 2018
The rollout transition to the new SMMC contract period begins December 1, 2018. Recipients should have received their transition letters in mid-October for regions 9, 10, and 11. These letters will explain which health and dental plans are assigned to the recipient.
In addition to the health plan assignment, all recipients will be assigned a separate dental plan.
• Dental exams (limited to emergencies and dentures)
For further detail on the roll-out beginning next month and information on how to prepare and transition, please join the webinar next Thursday, November 15 at 2:00pm offered free to FAHA H&S members. Please register here.
If you have questions, please contact Dana McHugh via email or by calling her at (850) 339-2909.
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Few Medicare Advantage Plans Will Offer New Home Care Benefits in 2019 - Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are allowed to cover a range of in-home care services for the first time in 2019, but few insurers are going to do so, according to recent analyses of plan offerings. Experts believe these types of benefits could gain a lot more traction in the next two to three years.
Health plan updates
Expansion of Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) beginning January 1, 2019. Aetna is expanding their 2019 Dual Eligible Special Needs Medicare Advantage HMO Plans. These plans are available to individuals who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage and live within a DSNP county. Read more....
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