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Essential (HMO) Plan
2021 Benefits Summary
This is a summary of what our plan covers and what you pay. It does not list every service that we cover or list every limitation or exclusion. To get a complete list of services we cover, please refer to the Evidence of Coverage, this legal member contract is the primary source of the coverage information and supersedes all other information.
2021 Member Benefits
This plan provides the coverage of Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (medical), but does not provide prescription drug coverage.
This plan may be right for you if you have prescription drug coverage through another source such as TRICARE, federal employee health benefits coverage, VA benefits, state pharmaceutical assistance programs, or private insurance, such as employer-sponsored drug coverage.
If you have prescription drug coverage through a former employer, you should contact the employer to be sure your drug coverage won’t be interrupted by enrolling in KelseyCare Advantage Essential.
Who Should Join?
The KelseyCare Advantage Essential plan works well for Medicare beneficiaries that need comprehensive coverage and low out-of-pocket expenses for their hospital and medical benefits, but don’t need prescription drug coverage. This plan also offers worldwide emergency coverage as well as coverage for routine vision, routine hearing, and medical transportation.
1. Be eligible for Medicare Part A and enrolled in Part B,
2. Continue to pay Part B premiums,
3. Live in the plan service area, and
4. Not have End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure).
How Much Does it Cost?
You’ll pay no monthly plan premium to enroll in the Essential plan. The Essential plan includes a Part B premium reduction of up to $10 per month. Which means you'll pay $10 less for your Part B by joining this plan. If Medicaid is paying your Part B premium, however, you will not get the Part B premium reduction offered by the plan. You must maintain your Medicare Part B coverage to be a member of the Essential plan. Most people will pay the standard Part B premium amount. Please call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 for information about your Part B premium.
KelseyCare Advantage Essential members receive most of their medical care from a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. KelseyCare Advantage contracts with an affiliate network of doctors to provide care that is not offered at Kelsey-Seybold. You can only use doctors who are part of our network. The affiliate providers in our network can change at any time. A referral may be required to access some network doctors. If you choose to go to a doctor outside of our network, you must pay for these services yourself. Neither KelseyCare Advantage Essential nor the Original Medicare plan will pay for these services.