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Are you being reassigned to another Medicare Part D plan in 2017?




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Are you being reassigned to another Medicare Part D plan in 2017?

Published on 2016-10-15 09:24:00Category: Annual Medicare plan changes

A number of 2016 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans (MAs and MAPDs) are being consolidated or merged into other 2017 Medicare plans.

If you are currently in one of the 2016 Medicare plans being merged, your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) letter will tell you about how you are being reassigned or “crosswalked” to another 2017 Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan.  If you have not yet received or cannot find your ANOC, you can telephone your Medicare plan and ask that another ANOC letter be sent.

Here are a few examples of stand-alone 2016 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan reassignments:

Medicare Part D Plan Reassignments
2016 Medicare Part D Plan New 2017 Medicare Part D Plan State(s) Members Affected
EnvisionRx Plus Clear Choice (PDP) EnvisionRxPlus (PDP) many states 49,052
First United American - Enhanced (PDP) SilverScript Plus (PDP) NY 4,617
First United American - Essential (PDP) SilverScript Choice (PDP) NY 1,794
First United American - Select (PDP) SilverScript Choice (PDP) NY 510
Senior Care Plus: Medicare Rx Choice (PDP) Senior Care Plus: Medicare Rx Standard (PDP) NV 165
United American - Enhanced (PDP) SilverScript Plus (PDP) all states 58,723
United American - Essential (PDP) SilverScript Choice (PDP) all states 40,569
United American - Select (PDP) SilverScript Choice (PDP) all states 15,449
WellCare Simple (PDP) WellCare Classic (PDP) AL, AR, MO, MS, SC, TN, and VA 34,673

You may also notice that the WellCare Classic and Extra plans appear in our PDP-Compare as both exiting and entering the service areas.  This is due to WellCare changing the contract number and plan id for these plans.

Below is a chart highlighting some of the Medicare Advantage plan "crosswalks" for 2017.

Sample of Medicare Advantage Plan Reassignments
2016 Medicare Advantage Plan New 2017 Medicare Advantage Plan State(s) Members Affected
Humana Gold Plus H1951-001 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H1951-047 (HMO)Parishes in LA41,756
Blue Medicare HMO Standard (HMO) Blue Medicare HMO Essential (HMO)Counties in NC38,013
HumanaChoice H6609-125 (PPO) HumanaChoice H6609-152 (PPO)Counties in NC31,102
Humana Gold Plus H2649-004 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H2649-062 (HMO)Counties in KS26,273
Humana Gold Plus H2649-004 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H2649-062 (HMO)Counties in MO26,273
Humana Gold Plus H2649-004 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H2649-062 (HMO)Counties in KS26,273
HumanaChoice H6609-142 (PPO) HumanaChoice H6609-147 (PPO)Counties in MN21,741
Humana Gold Plus H8953-018 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H6622-021 (HMO)Counties in KY21,114
Humana Gold Plus H8953-018 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H6622-021 (HMO)Counties in OH21,114
Humana Gold Plus H5619-019 (HMO) Humana Gold Plus H5619-039 (HMO)Counties in CA14,977
HAP Senior Plus - Henry Ford (HMO) HAP Senior Plus Henry Ford Tiered Access (HMO)Counties in MI13,132
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 2 (HMO) AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO)Counties in AL11,429
EmblemHealth Dual Eligible (HMO SNP) EmblemHealth VIP Dual (HMO SNP)Counties in NY9,762


Need a faster way to see if your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan is changing in 2016?

Our PDP-Compare and MA-Compare tools allow you to compare annual 2016/2017 changes in all stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) or Medicare Advantage plans (MAs or MAPDs) across the country showing changes in monthly premiums and plan design changes, as well as changes in co-payments or co-insurance rates for different drug tiers along with the most recent Medicare Star ratings.

Both the PDP-Compare and MA-Compare also show the Medicare Part D plans or Medicare Advantage plans that will be merged, discontinued, or added in 2017.


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