Medicare and Medicaid Dual Eligible Plans
Medicare and Medicaid Dual Eligible Plans: Evercare (United HealthCare) is the only Medicare/Medicaid “Dual Eligible” plan available in the Connecticut market today. WellCare was offering a dual eligible plan but it is currently not being sold due to CMS restrictions.
The Evercare plan offers some benefits to Dual Eligible people that they would not have otherwise. It helps them cut down on potential out of pocket costs associated with visiting doctors whom do not accept Medicaid. The plan also provides a small benefit ($180 a year)toward over the counter drugs which can be purchased through a catalog. Finally, the plan offers 12 round trip rides per you to the doctor which can be useful for those who have trouble making it to their doctors appointments.
Evercare carries no premium for full qualifiers and can be added or dropped at any time. Medicare enrollment time frames are not applicable other than the need for the plan to start the first of the month after the member applies.