After the transition, when will I receive my card and Retireefirst Welcome Kit?
Cards and Welcome Kits should be received in the middle to end of December. Retirees and Medicare eligible spouses will each receive their own card. Please note that each enrollee may receive their plan information on different days.
Does this Medicare supplement have a network?
No. You can go to any provider, hospital, or facility that accepts Medicare. Also, this plan does not require referrals or pre-authorizations.
Do I still use my Medicare Card with Retireefirst coverage?
Yes. You will need to present your Medicare Card and United American Medicare Supplement card at the time of your services.
Are my prescription medications covered under this plan?
Most likely yes. The formulary list is a Comprehensive Formulary, just as before. You will receive an Abridged Formulary with your Welcome Kit and cards. Some drugs may require prior authorization. Please call Retireefirst at (559) 588-4422 or toll free at (833) 236-2092 if you do not see your drug listed or need help looking up your medications.
Will my prescriptions transfer over from the Hartford plan?
If you use a retail pharmacy and have refills remaining, you do not need to obtain new prescriptions. There should be little to no pharmacy disruption. UnitedHealthcare has over 60,000 pharmacies in its network. If you use mail order, you will need to obtain new prescriptions from your provider.
Is there a mail order pharmacy option?
Yes, but you can also use most retail pharmacies for the same 90 day refill. As with your current drug plan, most specialty drugs are limited to a one month supply. Keep in mind, you will need new prescriptions if you prefer to use the mail order service.