Do I have health care coverage now?
As of January 1, 2015, all FHCP members who did not enroll in another Medicare Advantage Plan by the end of December 31, 2014 automatically have continued health care coverage through Original Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) from January 1, 2015.
Members should contact their agents or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for more information regarding these matters.
FHCP members are urged to carefully read any letters they receive from the Receiver and/or CMS as they will include very important information about the member’s health care coverage as of January 1, 2015.
By Court Order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2015, FHCP was ordered liquidated. You should very carefully read any letters you receive from the Receiver or CMS. These letters will provide you with extremely important information regarding the continuation of your health care coverage, including arrangements made for continued prescription drug coverage, and will explain your other Medicare options.
SPECIAL ELECTION PERIOD:
As a result of the receivership of FHCP, all beneficiaries enrolled in FHCP had a Special Election Period through February 28, 2015 to enroll in a plan of their choosing.
FHCP members who did not select a new plan prior to January 1, 2015, were automatically enrolled by CMS into Original Medicare with a Prescription Drug Plan. Benefits provided under Original Medicare, even with a Prescription Drug Plan, are different than those the FHCP members may have received as members of a Medicare Advantage Plan such as FHCP.
Please note that FHCP members who made a new plan choice during Medicare Open Enrollment for coverage beginning January 1, 2015, will still be enrolled in that plan beginning January 1. These members’ coverage through Florida HealthCare Plus, Inc. continued through December 31, 2014.
If you have any questions on these matters, please call your agent or contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for more information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.