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Broker News | September 2017 | Vol. 12 No. 9
Broker News | September 2017 | Vol. 12 No. 9

New for Medicare in 2018: No Referrals and Hearing Aid Benefit

If your Group clients have Medicare eligible employees, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. A direct-pay Medicare option can be a much more affordable choice for people who decide to continue working, and it may be the only option for those separating from employment.

Our plans start at a $0 premium in most of our rating regions and offer 53 different $0 Generic Drug options. New for 2018—referrals are no longer required, and all plans now include a hearing aid benefit through Tru Hearing.

2018 Plan Highlights Include:

Rochester

  • No Referrals Required
  • Maintained $0 premium plan option
  • Reduced member cost for diabetic supplies
  • Added hearing aid benefit

CNY/Utica Rome
  • No Referrals Required
  • Maintained $0 plan option, no Premium increase on Classic Plan
  • Reduced premium on Secure Plan and MA only plan
  • Added ancillary benefits (hearing aid & eyewear)
  • Reduced copays

East
  • No Referrals Required
  • No increase in premium
  • Reduced PCP copay
  • Reduced member cost sharing for diabetic supplies
  • Added hearing aid benefit

Bassett
  • No Referrals Required
  • No increase in premium
  • Reduced PCP copay
  • Reduced member cost sharing for diabetic supplies
  • Added hearing aid benefit

The Annual Enrollment Period begins October 15. You still have time to become certified to sell or become a referral partner. Contact us to learn more:

Rochester Region: ExcellusBSD@excellus.com

CNY, Utica, Southern Tier or North Country: Excellusbsd2@excellus.com

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