If you have Medicare and get additional medical assistance from the state of Louisiana, you could be getting even richer benefits than you’re getting now.
Medicare uses the term “dual-eligible” for people who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid. Peoples Health offers to dual-eligibles what Medicare calls “special needs plans.”
Our special needs plans are available to anyone who has both medical assistance from the state (Louisiana Medicaid) and Medicare. Some companies that offer these special needs plans require dual-eligibles to have full coverage from Medicaid to join the plan. Peoples Health special needs plans, however, are available to those with full Medicaid coverage as well as those who have partial Medicaid coverage (for example, Medicaid pays their Part B premium).
Many people with Medicaid have faced tremendous hurdles to achieve good health throughout their lives. We’ve designed our special needs plans to help lower or remove those hurdles through enhanced benefits and coordinated care.
If you qualify for one of our special needs plans, you can enroll anytime during the year—you are not limited to the annual enrollment period from October 15 to December 7.
*May not be available with all special needs plans
For more information about our special needs plans, please call toll-free to speak with one of our plan representatives at 1-800-978-9765, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users may call 711.