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1 Annual Notice of Changes/ Evidence of Coverage 2015 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select HMO 950 N. Meridian St., Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN TTY users call Relay Indiana at Oct. 1 to Feb am to 8 pm seven days a week. Feb. 15 to Sept am to 8 pm Monday through Friday. iuhealthplansmedicare.org For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Indiana University Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment depends on the contract between CMS and the Plan/Part D Sponsor remaining in effect, i.e. being renewed and not terminated. Other pharmacies/ physicians/providers are available in our network. Product types include HMO and HMO-POS IUHealth 9/14 IUH#16192 H7220_IUHMA15015 CMS File & Use

2 For Your Reference You can locate specific Indiana University Health Plans documents in this book by the numbered divider pages: Section No. 1 Evidence of Coverage Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select HMO Included with this book, you will also receive a cover letter and Provider/Pharmacy Directory. For Your Reference

3 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select (HMO) offered by Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. Annual Notice of Changes for 2015 You are currently enrolled as a member of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. Next year, there will be some changes to the plan s costs and benefits. This booklet tells about the changes. You have from October 15 until December 7 to make changes to your Medicare coverage for next year. Additional Resources Our Customer Solutions Center has free language interpreter services available for non- English speakers (phone numbers are listed in the back of this booklet). This information is available in alternative formats. Please call our Customer Solutions Center at the number listed on the back cover of this booklet if you need plan information in another format. About Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Indiana University Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment depends on the contract between CMS and the Plan/Part D Sponsor remaining in effect, i.e., being renewed and not terminated. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Product types include HMO and HMO-POS. When this booklet says we, us, or our, it means Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. When it says plan or our plan, it means Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. H7220_IUHMA1505 CMS File & Use 9/2/2014 Form CMS ANOC/EOC OMB Approval (Approved 03/2014)

4 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Think about Your Medicare Coverage for Next Year Each fall, Medicare allows you to change your Medicare health and drug coverage during the Annual Enrollment Period. It s important to review your coverage now to make sure it will meet your needs next year. Important things to do: Check the changes to our benefits and costs to see if they affect you. Do the changes affect the services you use? It is important to review benefit and cost changes to make sure they will work for you next year. Look in Section 1.1 and 1.3 for information about benefit and cost changes for our plan. Check to see if your doctors and other providers will be in our network next year. Are your doctors in our network? What about the hospitals or other providers you use? Look in Section 1.2 for information about our Provider Directory. Think about your overall health care costs. How much will you spend out-of-pocket for the services and prescription drugs you use regularly? How much will you spend on your premium? How do the total costs compare to other Medicare coverage options? Think about whether you are happy with our plan. If you decide to stay with Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select: If you want to stay with us next year, it s easy - you don t need to do anything. If you don t make a change by December 7, you will automatically stay enrolled in our plan. If you decide to change plans: If you decide other coverage will better meet your needs, you can switch plans between October 15 and December 7. If you enroll in a new plan, your new coverage will begin on January 1, Look in Sections 2.2 to learn more about your choices. Summary of Important Costs for 2015 The table below compares the 2014 costs and 2015 costs for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select in several important areas. Please note this is only a summary of changes. It is important to read the rest of this Annual Notice of Changes and review the enclosed Evidence of Coverage to see if other benefit or cost changes affect you.

5 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Cost 2014 (this year) 2015 (next year) Doctor Office Visits $0 co-pay $0 co-pay In-patient hospital stays Includes inpatient acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and other types of inpatient hospital services. Inpatient hospital care starts the day you are formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor s order. The day before you are discharged is your last inpatient day. $225 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days $250 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days Maximum out-of-pocket amount This is the most you will pay out-of-pocket for your covered Part A and Part B services. (See Section 1.1 for details.) $4,500 $4,750 Premium $0 Premium $0 Premium

6 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Annual Notice of Changes for 2015 Table of Contents Think about Your Medicare Coverage for Next Year... 1 Summary of Important Costs for SECTION 1 Changes to Benefits and Costs for Next Year...4 Section 1.1 Changes to Your Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amount... 4 Section 1.2 Changes to the Provider Network... 5 Section 1.3 Changes to Benefits and Costs for Medical Services... 6 SECTION 2 Deciding Which Plan to Choose... 7 Section 2.1 If you want to stay in Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select... 7 Section 2.2 If you want to change plans... 7 SECTION 3 Deadline for Changing Plans... 8 SECTION 4 Programs That Offer Free Counseling about Medicare... 8 SECTION 5 Programs That Help Pay for Prescription Drugs... 9 SECTION 6 Questions? Section 6.1 Getting Help from Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Section 6.2 Getting Help from Medicare... 11

7 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for SECTION 1 Changes to Benefits and Costs for Next Year Section 1.1 Changes to Your Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amount To protect you, Medicare requires all health plans to limit how much you pay out-of-pocket during the year. This limit is called the maximum out-of-pocket amount. Once you reach the maximum out-of-pocket amount, you generally pay nothing for covered Part A and Part B services for the rest of the year. Cost 2014 (this year) 2015 (next year) Maximum out-of-pocket amount Your costs for covered medical services (such as co-pays) count toward your maximum out-of-pocket amount. $4,500 $4,750 Once you have paid $4,750 out-of-pocket for covered Part A and Part B services, you will pay nothing for your covered Part A and Part B services from in-network and authorized out-ofnetwork provider for the rest of the calendar year.

8 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Section 1.2 Changes to the Provider Network There are changes to our network of doctors and other providers for next year. We included a copy of our Provider Directory in the envelope with this booklet. An updated Provider Directory is located on our website at You may also call Customer Solutions Center for updated provider information or to ask us to mail you a Provider Directory. Please review the 2015 Provider Directory to see if your providers are in our network. It is important that you know that we may make changes to the hospitals, doctors and specialists (providers) that are part of your plan during the year. There are a number of reasons why your provider might leave your plan but if your doctor or specialist does leave your plan you have certain rights and protections summarized below: Even though our network of providers may change during the year, Medicare requires that we furnish you with uninterrupted access to qualified doctors and specialists When possible we will provide you with at least 30 days notice that your provider is leaving our plan so that you have time to select a new provider. We will assist you in selecting a new qualified provider to continue managing your health care needs. If you are undergoing medical treatment you have the right to request, and we will work with you to ensure, that the medically necessary treatment you are receiving is not interrupted. If you believe we have not furnished you with a qualified provider to replace your previous provider or that your care is not being appropriately managed you have the right to file an appeal of our decision. If you find out your doctor or specialist is leaving your plan please contact us so we can assist you in finding a new provider and managing your care.

9 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Section 1.3 Changes to Benefits and Costs for Medical Services We are changing our coverage for certain medical services next year. The information below describes these changes. For details about the coverage and costs for these services, see Chapter 4, Medical Benefits Chart (what is covered and what you pay), in your 2015 Evidence of Coverage. Cost 2014 (this year) 2015 (next year) Ambulance Services $150 co-pay Member cost-sharing applies to your $4500 out-of-pocket maximum $225 co-pay Member cost-sharing applies to your $4,750 out-of pocket maximum Health & Wellness Education Programs In-patient hospital stays Includes inpatient acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and other types of inpatient hospital services. Inpatient hospital care starts the day you are formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor s order. The day before you are discharged is your last inpatient day. Up to $150 reimbursement $225 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days Up to $200 reimbursement $250 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days In-patient Psych $225 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days $250 days days plus 60 Medicare covered lifetime reserve days

10 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Cost 2014 (this year) 2015 (next year) Outpatient Diagnostic $75.00 co-pay $125 co-pay Skilled Nursing Facility $0 Days 1-5, $20 Days 6-20, $80 Days $0 Days 1-20, $150 Days SECTION 2 Deciding Which Plan to Choose Section 2.1 If you want to stay in Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select To stay in our plan you don t need to do anything. If you do not sign up for a different plan or change to Original Medicare by December 7, you will automatically stay enrolled as a member of our plan for Section 2.2 If you want to change plans We hope to keep you as a member next year but if you want to change for 2015 follow these steps: Step 1: Learn about and compare your choices You can join a different Medicare health plan, -- OR-- You can change to Original Medicare. If you change to Original Medicare, you will need to decide whether to join a Medicare drug plan and whether to buy a Medicare supplement (Medigap) policy. To learn more about Original Medicare and the different types of Medicare plans, read Medicare & You 2015, call your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) (see Section 4, or call Medicare (see Section 6.2). You can also find information about plans in your area by using the Medicare Plan Finder on the Medicare website. Go to and click Review and Compare Your Coverage Options. Here, you can find information about costs, coverage, and quality ratings for Medicare plans.

11 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for As a reminder, Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. offers other Medicare health plans and Medicare prescription drug plans. These other plans may differ in coverage, monthly premiums, and cost-sharing amounts. Step 2: Change your coverage To change to a different Medicare health plan, enroll in the new plan. You will automatically be disenrolled from Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. To change to Original Medicare with a prescription drug plan, enroll in the new drug plan. You will automatically be disenrolled from Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. To change to Original Medicare without a prescription drug plan, you must either: o Send us a written request to disenroll. Contact Customer Solutions Center if you need more information on how to do this (phone numbers are in are on the back cover of this booklet). o or Contact Medicare, at MEDICARE ( ), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and ask to be disenrolled. TTY users should call SECTION 3 Deadline for Changing Plans If you want to change to a different plan or to Original Medicare for next year, you can do it from October 15 until December 7. The change will take effect on January 1, Are there other times of the year to make a change? In certain situations, changes are also allowed at other times of the year. For example, people with Medicaid, those who get Extra Help paying for their drugs, and those who move out of the service area are allowed to make a change at other times of the year. For more information, see Chapter 8, Section 2.3 of the Evidence of Coverage. If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan for January 1, 2015, and don t like your plan choice, you can switch to Original Medicare between January 1 and February 14, For more information, see Chapter 8, Section 2.2 of the Evidence of Coverage. SECTION 4 Programs That Offer Free Counseling about Medicare The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a government program with trained counselors in every state. In Indiana, the SHIP is called State Health Insurance Program. State Health Insurance Program is independent (not connected with any insurance company or health plan). It is a state program that gets money from the Federal government to give free local

12 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for health insurance counseling to people with Medicare. State Health Insurance Program counselors can help you with your Medicare questions or problems. They can help you understand your Medicare plan choices and answer questions about switching plans. You can call the State Health Insurance Program at or You can learn more about the State Health Insurance Program by visiting their website at ( SECTION 5 Programs That Help Pay for Prescription Drugs You may qualify for help paying for prescription drugs. There are two basic kinds of help: Extra Help from Medicare. People with limited incomes may qualify for Extra Help to pay for their prescription drug costs. If you qualify, Medicare could pay up to 75% or more of your drug costs including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles, and coinsurance. Additionally, those who qualify will not have a coverage gap or late enrollment penalty. Many people are eligible and don t even know it. To see if you qualify, call: o MEDICARE ( ). TTY users should call , 24 hours a day/7 days a week; o The Social Security Office at between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call, (applications); or o Your State Medicaid Office (applications). Help from your state s pharmaceutical assistance program. Indiana has a program called Hoosier Rx that helps people pay for prescription drugs based on their financial need, age, or medical condition. To learn more about the program, check with your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. The phone number for Hoosier Rx is What if you have coverage from an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)? The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps ADAP-eligible individuals living with HIV/AIDS have access to life-saving HIV medications. Medicare Part D prescription drugs that are also covered by ADAP qualify for prescription cost-sharing assistance. Note: To be eligible for the ADAP operating in your State, individuals must meet certain criteria, including proof of State residence and HIV status, low income as defined by the State, and uninsured/under-insured status. If you are currently enrolled in an ADAP, it can continue to provide you with Medicare

13 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Part D prescription cost-sharing assistance for drugs on the ADAP formulary. In order to be sure you continue receiving this assistance; please notify your local ADAP enrollment worker of any changes in your Medicare Part D plan name or policy number. For information on eligibility criteria, covered drugs, or how to enroll in the program, please call Indiana State Department of Health, ADAP Coordinator, 2 N. Meridian St., Suite 6-C, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: 1-(866) SECTION 6 Questions? Section 6.1 Getting Help from Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select If you have questions, we are here to help. Please call our Customer Solutions Center at , toll free (TTY only, call Relay Indiana toll free at ). We are available for phone calls from October 15, 2014 through February 14, An Indiana University Health Plans representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends and holidays. Calls to these numbers are free. You can also visit our website at, ( Read your 2015 Evidence of Coverage (it has details about next year's benefits and costs) This Annual Notice of Changes gives you a summary of changes in your benefits and costs for For details, look in the 2015 Evidence of Coverage for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. The Evidence of Coverage is the legal, detailed description of your plan benefits. It explains your rights and the rules you need to follow to get covered services and prescription drugs. A copy of the Evidence of Coverage was included in this envelope. Visit Our Website You can also visit our website at As a reminder, our website has the most up-to-date information about our provider network (Provider Directory).

14 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Annual Notice of Changes for Section 6.2 Getting Help from Medicare To get information directly from Medicare: Call MEDICARE ( ) You can call MEDICARE ( ), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call Visit the Medicare Website You can visit the Medicare website ( It has information about cost, coverage, and quality ratings to help you compare Medicare health plans. You can find information about plans available in your area by using the Medicare Plan Finder on the Medicare website. (To view the information about plans, go to and click on Find health & drug plans ) Read Medicare & You 2015 You can read Medicare & You 2015 Handbook. Every year in the fall, this booklet is mailed to people with Medicare. It has a summary of Medicare benefits, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. If you don t have a copy of this booklet, you can get it at the Medicare website ( or by calling MEDICARE ( ), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call

15 Evidence of Coverage January 1, 2015 December 31, 2015 Your Medicare Health Benefits and Services as a Member of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select HMO The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Indiana University Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment depends on the contract between CMS and the Plan /Part D Sponsor remaining in effect, i.e, being renewed and not terminated. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Product types include HMO and HMO-POS. SECTION I Evidence of Coverage - IU Health Plans Medicare SELECT HMO H7220_IUHMA15015 CMS File & Use 9/2/2014

16 January 1 December 31, 2015 Evidence of Coverage: Your Medicare Health Benefits and Services as a Member of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select (HMO) This booklet gives you the details about your Medicare health care coverage from January 1 December 31, It explains how to get coverage for the health care services you need. This is an important legal document. Please keep it in a safe place. This plan, Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select, is offered by Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. When this Evidence of Coverage says we, us, or our, it means Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. When it says plan or our plan, it means Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. Indiana University Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment depends on the contract between CMS and the Plan/Part D Sponsor remaining in effect, i.e., being renewed and not terminated. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Product types include HMO and HMO-POS. This information is available for free in other languages. Please contact our Customer Solutions Center number at the number listed for additional information. Our Customer Solutions Center has free language interpreter services available for non-english speakers (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). This information is available in a different format. Please call our Customer Solutions Center at the number listed if you need plan information in another format. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium, deductible, and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1, H7220_IUHMA1505 CMS File & Use 9/2/2014 Form CMS ANOC/EOC OMB Approval (Approved 03/2014)

17 Table of Contents Evidence of Coverage Table of Contents This list of chapters and page numbers is your starting point. For more help in finding information you need, go to the first page of a chapter. You will find a detailed list of topics at the beginning of each chapter. Chapter 1. Getting started as a member... 3 Explains what it means to be in a Medicare health plan and how to use this booklet. Tells about materials we will send you, your plan premium, your plan membership card, and keeping your membership record up to date. Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources Tells you how to get in touch with our plan Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select and with other organizations including Medicare, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), the Quality Improvement Organization, Social Security, Medicaid (the state health insurance program for people with low incomes), and the Railroad Retirement Board. Chapter 3. Using the plan s coverage for your medical services Explains important things you need to know about getting your medical care as a member of our plan. Topics include using the providers in the plan s network and how to get care when you have an emergency. Chapter 4. Medical Benefits Chart (what is covered and what you pay) Gives the details about which types of medical care are covered and not covered for you as a member of our plan. Explains how much you will pay as your share of the cost for your covered medical care. Chapter 5. Asking us to pay our share of a bill you have received for covered medical services Explains when and how to send a bill to us when you want to ask us to pay you back for our share of the cost for your covered services. Chapter 6. Your rights and responsibilities Explains the rights and responsibilities you have as a member of our plan. Tells what you can do if you think your rights are not being respected. Chapter 7. What to do if you have a problem or complaint (coverage decisions, appeals, complaints) Tells you step-by-step what to do if you are having problems or concerns as a member of our plan.

18 Table of Contents 2 Explains how to ask for coverage decisions and make appeals if you are having trouble getting the medical care you think is covered by our plan. This includes asking us to keep covering hospital care and certain types of medical services if you think your coverage is ending too soon. Explains how to make complaints about quality of care, waiting times, customer service, and other concerns. Chapter 8. Ending your membership in the plan Explains when and how you can end your membership in the plan. Explains situations in which our plan is required to end your membership. Chapter 9. Legal notices Includes notices about governing law and about nondiscrimination. Chapter 10. Definitions of important words Explains key terms used in this booklet.

19 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 3 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member SECTION 1 Introduction... 4 Section 1.1 You are enrolled in Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select, which is a Medicare HMO... 4 Section 1.2 What is the Evidence of Coverage booklet about?... 4 Section 1.3 What does this Chapter tell you?... 4 Section 1.4 What if you are new to Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select?... 5 Section 1.5 Legal information about the Evidence of Coverage... 5 SECTION 2 What makes you eligible to be a plan member?... 5 Section 2.1 Your eligibility requirements... 5 Section 2.2 What are Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B?... 6 Section 2.3 Here is the plan service area for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select... 6 SECTION 3 What other materials will you get from us?... 7 Section 3.1 Your plan membership card Use it to get all covered care... 7 Section 3.2 The Provider Directory: Your guide to all providers in the plan s network... 7 SECTION 4 Your monthly premium for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Medicare Select... 8 Section 4.1 How much is your plan premium?... 8 Section 4.2 Can we change your monthly plan premium during the year?... 8 SECTION 5 Please keep your plan membership record up to date... 9 Section 5.1 How to help make sure that we have accurate information about you... 9 SECTION 6 We protect the privacy of your personal health information Section 6.1 We make sure that your health information is protected SECTION 7 How other insurance works with our plan Section 7.1 Which plan pays first when you have other insurance?... 10

20 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 4 SECTION 1 Section 1.1 Introduction You are enrolled in Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select, which is a Medicare HMO You are covered by Medicare, and you have chosen to get your Medicare health care through our plan, Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. There are different types of Medicare health plans. Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select is a Medicare Advantage HMO Plan (HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization). Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select does not include Part D prescription drug coverage. Like all Medicare health plans, this Medicare HMO is approved by Medicare and run by a private company. Section 1.2 What is the Evidence of Coverage booklet about? This Evidence of Coverage booklet tells you how to get your Medicare medical care covered through our plan. This booklet explains your rights and responsibilities, what is covered, and what you pay as a member of the plan. This plan, Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select, is offered by Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. When this Evidence of Coverage says we, us, or our, it means Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. When it says plan or our plan, it means Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. The word coverage and covered services refers to the medical care and services available to you as a member of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. Section 1.3 What does this Chapter tell you? Look through Chapter 1 of this Evidence of Coverage to learn: What makes you eligible to be a plan member? What is your plan s service area? What materials will you get from us? What is your plan premium and how can you pay it? How do you keep the information in your membership record up to date?

21 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 5 Section 1.4 What if you are new to Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select? If you are a new member, then it s important for you to learn what the plan s rules are and what services are available to you. We encourage you to set aside some time to look through this Evidence of Coverage booklet. If you are confused or concerned or just have a question, please contact our plan s Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). Section 1.5 Legal information about the Evidence of Coverage It s part of our contract with you This Evidence of Coverage is part of our contract with you about how Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select covers your care. Other parts of this contract include your enrollment form and any notices you receive from us about changes to your coverage or conditions that affect your coverage. These notices are sometimes called riders or amendments. The contract is in effect for months in which you are enrolled in Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select between January 1, 2015 and December 31, Each calendar year, Medicare allows us to make changes to the plans that we offer. This means we can change the costs and benefits of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select after December 31, We can also choose to stop offering the plan, or to offer it in a different service area, after December 31, Medicare must approve our plan each year Medicare (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) must approve Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select each year. You can continue to get Medicare coverage as a member of our plan as long as we choose to continue to offer the plan and Medicare renews its approval of the plan. SECTION 2 What makes you eligible to be a plan member? Section 2.1 Your eligibility requirements You are eligible for membership in our plan as long as: You live in our geographic service area (section 2.3 below describes our service area) -- and -- you have both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B

22 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 6 -- and -- you do not have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), with limited exceptions, such as if you develop ESRD when you are already a member of a plan that we offer, or you were a member of a different Medicare Advantage plan that was terminated. Section 2.2 What are Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B? When you first signed up for Medicare, you received information about what services are covered under Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. Remember: Medicare Part A generally helps cover services provided by hospitals (for inpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, or home health agencies.) Medicare Part B is for most other medical services (such as physician s services and other outpatient services) and certain items (such as durable medical equipment and supplies). Section 2.3 Here is the plan service area for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Although Medicare is a Federal program, Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select is available only to individuals who live in our plan service area. To remain a member of our plan, you must continue to reside in the plan service area. The service area is described below: Our service area includes these counties in Indiana: Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Delaware, Fountain, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vigo, Warren and White. If you plan to move out of the service area, please contact our Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). When you move, you will have a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to switch to Original Medicare or enroll in a Medicare health or drug plan that is available in your new location. It is also important that you call Social Security if you move or change your mailing address. You can find phone numbers and contact information for Social Security in Chapter 2, Section 5.

23 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 7 SECTION 3 Section 3.1 What other materials will you get from us? Your plan membership card Use it to get all covered care While you are a member of our plan, you must use your membership card for our plan whenever you get any services covered by this plan. Here s a sample membership card to show you what yours will look like: As long as you are a member of our plan you must not use your red, white, and blue Medicare card to get covered medical services (with the exception of routine clinical research studies and hospice services). Keep your red, white, and blue Medicare card in a safe place in case you need it later. Here s why this is so important: If you get covered services using your red, white, and blue Medicare card instead of using your Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select membership card while you are a plan member, you may have to pay the full cost yourself. If your plan membership card is damaged, lost, or stolen, call Customer Solutions Center right away and we will send you a new card. (Phone numbers for Customer Solutions Center are printed on the back cover of this booklet.) Section 3.2 The Provider Directory: Your guide to all providers in the plan s network The Provider Directory lists our network providers. What are network providers? Network providers are the doctors and other health care professionals, medical groups, hospitals, and other health care facilities that have an agreement with us to accept our payment and any plan cost-sharing as payment in full. We have arranged for these providers to deliver covered services to members in our plan. Why do you need to know which providers are part of our network? It is important to know which providers are included in our network because, with limited exceptions, while you are a member of our plan you must use network providers to get your medical care and services. The only exceptions are emergencies, urgently needed care when the network is not available (generally, when you are out of the area), out-of-area dialysis services, and cases in which Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select authorizes use of out-of-

24 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 8 network providers. See Chapter 3 (Using the plan s coverage for your medical services) for more specific information about emergency, out-of-network, and out-of-area coverage. If you don t have your copy of the Provider Directory, you can request a copy from Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). You may ask Customer Solutions Center for more information about our network providers, including their qualifications. You can also see the Provider Directory at or download it from this website. Both Customer Solutions Center and the website can give you the most up-to-date information about changes in our network providers. SECTION 4 Section 4.1 Your monthly premium for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select How much is your plan premium? You do not pay a separate monthly plan premium for Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select. You must however, continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium (unless your Part B premium is paid for you by Medicaid or another third party). Many members are required to pay other Medicare premiums Many members are required to pay other Medicare premiums. As explained in Section 2 above, in order to be eligible for our plan, you must be entitled to Medicare Part A and enrolled in Medicare Part B. For that reason, some plan members (those who aren t eligible for premiumfree Part A) pay a premium for Medicare Part A. And most plan members pay a premium for Medicare Part B. As a member of Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select you receive a $25 buy down or reduction of your Part B premium. You must continue paying your Medicare premiums to remain a member of the plan. Your copy of Medicare & You 2015 gives information about these premiums in the section called 2015 Medicare Costs. This explains how the Medicare Part B premium differs for people with different incomes. Everyone with Medicare receives a copy of Medicare & You each year in the fall. Those new to Medicare receive it within a month after first signing up. You can also download a copy of Medicare & You 2015 from the Medicare website ( Or, you can order a printed copy by phone at MEDICARE ( ), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call Section 4.2 Can we change your monthly plan premium during the year? No. We are not allowed to begin charging a monthly plan premium during the year. We are not allowed to change the amount we charge for the plan s monthly plan premium during the year. If the monthly plan premium changes for next year we will tell you in September and the change will take effect on January 1.

25 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 9 SECTION 5 Section 5.1 Please keep your plan membership record up to date How to help make sure that we have accurate information about you Your membership record has information from your enrollment form, including your address and telephone number. It shows your specific plan coverage. The doctors, hospitals, and other providers in the plan s network need to have correct information about you. These network providers use your membership record to know what services are covered and the cost-sharing amounts for you. Because of this, it is very important that you help us keep your information up to date. Let us know about these changes: Changes to your name, your address, or your phone number Changes in any other health insurance coverage you have (such as from your employer, your spouse s employer, workers compensation, or Medicaid) If you have any liability claims, such as claims from an automobile accident If you have been admitted to a nursing home If you receive care in an out-of-area or out-of-network hospital or emergency room If your designated responsible party (such as a caregiver) changes If you are participating in a clinical research study If any of this information changes, please let us know by calling Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). You may need to provide your plan member ID number to your other insurers (once you have confirmed their identity) so that your bills are paid correctly and on time. It is also important to contact Social Security if you move or change your mailing address. You can find phone numbers and contact information for Social Security in Chapter 2, Section 5. Read over the information we send you about any other insurance coverage you have Medicare requires that we collect information from you about any other medical or drug insurance coverage that you have. That s because we must coordinate any other coverage you have with your benefits under our plan. (For more information about how our coverage works when you have other insurance, see Section 7 in this chapter.) Once each year, we will send you a letter that lists any other medical or drug insurance coverage that we know about. Please read over this information carefully. If it is correct, you don t need to

26 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 10 do anything. If the information is incorrect, or if you have other coverage that is not listed, please call Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). SECTION 6 Section 6.1 We protect the privacy of your personal health information We make sure that your health information is protected Federal and state laws protect the privacy of your medical records and personal health information. We protect your personal health information as required by these laws. For more information about how we protect your personal health information, please go to Chapter 6, Section 1.4 of this booklet. SECTION 7 Section 7.1 How other insurance works with our plan Which plan pays first when you have other insurance? When you have other insurance (like employer group health coverage), there are rules set by Medicare that decide whether our plan or your other insurance pays first. The insurance that pays first is called the primary payer and pays up to the limits of its coverage. The one that pays second, called the secondary payer, only pays if there are costs left uncovered by the primary coverage. The secondary payer may not pay all of the uncovered costs. These rules apply for employer or union group health plan coverage: If you have retiree coverage, Medicare pays first. If your group health plan coverage is based on your or a family member s current employment, who pays first depends on your age, the number of people employed by your employer, and whether you have Medicare based on age, disability, or End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD): o If you re under 65 and disabled and you or your family member are still working, your plan pays first if the employer has 100 or more employees or at least one employer in a multiple employer plan that has more than 100 employees. o If you re over 65 and you or your spouse are still working, the plan pays first if the employer has 20 or more employees or at least one employer in a multiple employer plan that has more than 20 employees. If you have Medicare because of ESRD, your group health plan will pay first for the first 30 months after you become eligible for Medicare. These types of coverage usually pay first for services related to each type:

27 Chapter 1. Getting started as a member 11 No-fault insurance (including automobile insurance) Liability (including automobile insurance) Black lung benefits Workers compensation Medicaid and TRICARE never pay first for Medicare-covered services. They only pay after Medicare, employer group health plans, and/or Medigap have paid. If you have other insurance, tell your doctor, hospital, and pharmacy. If you have questions about who pays first, or you need to update your other insurance information, call Customer Solutions Center (phone numbers are printed on the back cover of this booklet). You may need to give your plan member ID number to your other insurers (once you have confirmed their identity) so your bills are paid correctly and on time.

28 Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources 12 Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select contacts (how to contact us, including how to reach Customer Solutions Center at the plan) Medicare (how to get help and information directly from the Federal Medicare program) State Health Insurance Assistance Program (free help, information, and answers to your questions about Medicare) Quality Improvement Organization (paid by Medicare to check on the quality of care for people with Medicare) SECTION 5 Social Security SECTION 6 Medicaid (a joint Federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources) SECTION 7 How to contact the Railroad Retirement Board SECTION 8 Do you have group insurance or other health insurance from an employer?... 23

29 Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources 13 SECTION 1 Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Contacts (how to contact us, including how to reach Customer Solutions Center at the plan) How to contact our plan s Customer Solutions Center For assistance with claims, billing or member card questions, please call or write to Indiana University Health Plans Medicare Select Customer Solutions Center. We will be happy to help you. Method Customer Solutions Center Contact Information CALL (317) , toll-free From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, a Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, (iuhealthplansmedicare.org). Customer Solutions Center also has free language interpreter services available for non-english speakers. TTY This number requires special telephone equipment and is only for people who have difficulties with hearing or speaking. FAX (317) Calls to this number are free. (TTY/TDD only, call Relay Indiana at ). From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, an IUHP Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, ( WRITE WEBSITE Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. 950 N. Meridian, Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana

30 Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources 14 How to contact us when you are asking for a coverage decision about your medical care A coverage decision is a decision we make about your benefits and coverage or about the amount we will pay for your medical services. For more information on asking for coverage decisions about your medical care, see Chapter 7 (What to do if you have a problem or complaint (coverage decisions, appeals, complaints)). You may call us if you have questions about our coverage decision process. Method Coverage Decisions for Medical Care Contact Information CALL (317) , toll-free From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, a Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, (iuhealthplansmedicare.org). Customer Solutions Center also has free language interpreter services available for non-english speakers. TTY FAX (317) This number requires special telephone equipment and is only for people who have difficulties with hearing or speaking. Calls to this number are free. (TTY/TDD only, call Relay Indiana at ). From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, an IUHP Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, ( WRITE WEBSITE Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. 950 N. Meridian, Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana

31 Chapter 2. Important phone numbers and resources 15 How to contact us when you are making an appeal about your medical care An appeal is a formal way of asking us to review and change a coverage decision we have made. For more information on making an appeal about your medical care, see Chapter 7 (What to do if you have a problem or complaint (coverage decisions, appeals, complaints)). Method Appeals for Medical Care Contact Information CALL (317) , toll-free From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, a Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, (iuhealthplansmedicare.org). Customer Solutions Center also has free language interpreter services available for non-english speakers TTY FAX (317) This number requires special telephone equipment and is only for people who have difficulties with hearing or speaking. Calls to this number are free. (TTY/TDD only,call Relay Indiana at ). From October 1, 2014 through February 14, 2015, an IUHP Customer Solutions representative will be available to speak to you 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Beginning February 15, 2015, a representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may receive assistance through alternate technology after hours, on weekends, and holidays. You can also visit our website, ( WRITE WEBSITE Indiana University Health Plans, Inc. 950 N. Meridian, Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana

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