Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MA

Universal Enrollment Form for Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MA–PD)
(For those enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B)
Instructions
Print your name and Social Security number at the top of the second and fourth pages. Please be sure you
complete and submit all four pages of the form. Keep the pink copy for your files.
Page 1 — Carrier-Required Information
Section 1: Personal Information
• Fill in the personal information requested. If you and your spouse are both enrolling, each must complete
a separate form.
• Fill in your Medicare information on the replica of the Medicare card or attach a photocopy of your
Medicare card.
Page 2 — Carrier-Required Information
Section 2: Medical Information
• Please answer the six questions by checking “Yes” or “No” on the right-hand side of the form.
• Answer for member and, if enrolling, for spouse/survivor.
Section 3: Binding Arbitration Agreement
• Carefully read each paragraph in this section and the “Statement of Understanding” and “Authorization
to Exchange Information” on the back of this form and the Binding Arbitration Agreement in Section 3.
• Sign and date the form at the bottom on the lines provided in this section.
• If someone has assisted you in completing this form, that person must also sign this form and indicate
his/her relationship to you.
• If a person with Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPAHC) or another legal representative
(as defined by State law) has helped you complete this form, they must sign and attach certificate or
other written proof of guardianship.
Page 4 — LACERA-Required Information
Section 4: Medical Plan
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Check those who have completed the form and provide information requested.
Check LACERA member’s marital status.
Check the box next to the MA–PD plan in which you wish to enroll.
Next, write in the name and facility number of the contracting medical group or physician that you
have selected. Refer to your plan’s Provider Directory for medical group and physician information.
Section 5: LACERA Authorization
• Carefully read each paragraph and the “Statement of Understanding” on the back of this form. Initial
where appropriate in the space provided in Section 5.
• Sign and date the form on the lines provided in this section.
• If someone has assisted you in completing this form, that person must also sign this form and indicate
his/her relationship to you.
• If a person with Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPAHC) or other legal representative (as
defined by State law) has helped you complete this form, they must sign and attach certificate or other
written proof of guardianship.
Note: T
he arbitration agreement at the bottom of the “Statement of Understanding” does not
pertain to Nevada residents.
Please contact LACERA’s Retiree Healthcare Division at 1-800-786-6464, press 1, or 626-564-6132 or email us at
[email protected], before you make changes or terminate participation in a LACERA-administered MA-PD plan.
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MA-PD)
Universal Enrollment/Election Form
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
(To Be Filled out by LACERA)
Retirement Date:________________
Effective Date:__________________
SCD
NSCD
Years of Service:_________________
Deduction Code:________________
Premium:_______________________
Please check all that apply:
Completed by:
Retiree
Enter retirement date:_____________________________
Spouse/DP Enter name of retiree:_____________________________
Survivor
Enter name of retiree:_____________________________
Fax Date:_________________
Input Date:_______________
Initials:_______ PPA:_______
Marital Status:
Single
Married,
Widowed
If yes Date of Marriage/
Divorced/ DP Registration
Termed DP _____________________
SECTION 1: Personal Information
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA–PD) plan you are requesting enrollment in:
Employer Group Name
Group#
Requested Effective Date
(subject to CMS approval)
Desired Contracting Physician
(if applicable)
Medical Group/Physician No.
(if applicable)
LACERA
Desired Contracting Medical Group
(if applicable)
Last Name
First Name
MI
Sex
M
F
Permanent Residence Address (Street Address Only—No P.O. Box)
City
State
Zip
County
Mailing Address if Different (Street, City, State, Zip)
Daytime Phone Number (including area code)
E-mail address (optional)
Evening Phone Number (including area code)
Social Security Number (SSN)
Date of Birth
Are you the Subscriber?
Yes
No
If no, provide Subscriber Name and Social Security Number (your group may require this information)
Subscriber Name________________________________________________ Subscriber SSN__ __ __-__ __- __ __ __ __
MEDICARE HEALTH INSURANCE CARD INFORMATION
Please take out your Medicare card to complete this section.
• Please fill in these blanks so they match your red, white,
and blue Medicare card.
AND/OR• Attach a copy of your Medicare card or your letter from
Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
You must have Medicare Part A and Part B to join a
Medicare Advantage plan.
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Last Name (Print)
First Name (Print)
M.I.
Social Security Number
SECTION 2: Medical Information
1. Are you the retiree? Yes
No
If yes, retirement date (month/date/year):
/
/
If no, name of retiree: _____________________________________________________________________________
2. Are you covering a spouse or dependents under this employer plan?
Yes
No
If yes, name of spouse: ____________________________________________________________________________
Name of dependents: _____________________________________________________________________________
3.Do you or your spouse work?
Yes
No
4. Do you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?
Yes
No
If you have had a successful kidney transplant and/or you don’t need regular dialysis any more, please
attach a note or records from your doctor showing you have had a successful kidney transplant or you
don’t need dialysis, otherwise we may need to contact you to obtain additional information.
5. Some individuals may have other drug coverage, including other private insurance,
Worker’s Compensation, VA benefits or state pharmaceutical assistance programs.
Will you have other prescription drug coverage?
If yes, please list your other coverage and your identification(ID) number(s) for this coverage.
Yes
No
Name of other coverage:_________________________________________________________________________
ID # for Coverage:_______________________________________________________________________________
6. Are you a resident in a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home? Yes
No
If yes, please provide the following information:
Name of Institution:_____________________________________________________________________________
Address of Institution (number and street):_________________________________________________________
Phone Number of Institution:(
)
-
Please contact the health plan if you would prefer to receive information in a language other than English
or in another format.
By completing this enrollment application, I agree to the following:
This health plan is a Medicare Advantage plan and has a contract with the Federal government. I will need to keep
my Medicare Parts A and B. I can only be in one Medicare Advantage plan at a time and I understand that my
enrollment in this plan will automatically end my enrollment in another Medicare health plan. It is my responsibility
to inform you of any prescription drug coverage that I have or may get in the future. I understand that if I don’t
have Medicare prescription drug coverage, or creditable prescription drug coverage (as good as Medicare’s), I may
have to pay a late enrollment penalty if I enroll in Medicare prescription drug coverage in the future. I may leave
this plan at any time by sending a request to the health plan or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 or
TTY 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, before I request disenrollment, I will check with
my group or union/trust fund to determine if I am able to continue my group membership.
I understand that if I currently have coverage through more than one employer or union/trust fund, I must
choose one of these coverage options for my Medicare Advantage plan because I can be enrolled in only one
Medicare Advantage plan at a time. My other employer or union/trust fund may allow me to enroll in one of
their non-Medicare plans as well. I will contact the benefit administrators at each of my employers or trust funds
to understand the coverage that I am entitled to before I make a decision about which employer’s or trust fund’s
plan to select for my Medicare Advantage plan.
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Last Name (Print)
First Name (Print)
M.I.
Social Security Number
I understand that this Medicare Advantage Plan serves a specific service area. If I move out of the area that the
Medicare Advantage Plan serves, I need to notify the plan so I can disenroll and find a new plan in my new area.
Once I am a member of this Medicare Advantage Plan, I have the right to appeal plan decisions about payment
or services if I disagree. I will read the Evidence of Coverage document from the Medicare Advantage Plan when
I get it to know which rules I must follow to get coverage with this Medicare Advantage plan. I understand that
people with Medicare aren’t usually covered under Medicare while out of the country except for limited coverage
near the U.S. border.
I understand that beginning on the date the Medicare Advantage Plan coverage begins, I must get all of my health
care from this Medicare Advantage Plan, except for emergency or urgently needed services or out-of-area dialysis
services. Services authorized by this Medicare Advantage Plan and other services contained in my Evidence
of Coverage document (also known as a member contract or subscriber agreement) will be covered. Without
authorization, NEITHER MEDICARE NOR THIS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN WILL PAY FOR THE SERVICES.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
By joining this Medicare Health Plan, I acknowledge that the Medicare Health Plan will release my information to
Medicare and other plans as is necessary for treatment, payment, and health care operations. I also acknowledge
that this Medicare Health Plan will release my information, including any prescription drug event data, to Medicare,
who may release it for research and other purposes which follow all applicable Federal statutes and regulations.
The information on this enrollment/election form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I
intentionally provide false information on this form, I will be disenrolled from the plan.
I understand that my signature (or the signature of the person authorized to act on my behalf under the laws
of the State I live) on this application means that I have read and understand the contents of this application.
If signed by an authorized individual (as described above), this signature certifies that: 1) this person is authorized
under State law to complete this enrollment and 2) documentation of this authority is available upon request
from Medicare.
SECTION 3: Binding Arbitration Agreement
Arbitration Agreement for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. (KFHP), UnitedHealthcare (UHC), Cigna HealthCare
and SCAN Health Plan:
I understand that, if I select a health insurance plan (“health plan”) that uses mandatory binding arbitration to
resolve disputes, I am agreeing to arbitrate claims that relate to my or a dependent’s membership in the health
plan (except for Small Claims Court cases, claims governed by the ERISA claims regulation, and other claims
that cannot be subject to binding arbitration under governing law). I understand that any dispute between
myself, my heirs, relatives, or other associated parties on the one hand and the health plan, any contracted
health care benefit providers, administrators, or other associated parties on the other hand for alleged violation
of any duty arising out of or related to membership in the health plan, including any claim for medical or
hospital malpractice (a claim that medical services were unnecessary or unauthorized or were improperly,
negligently, or incompetently rendered), for premises liability, or relating to the coverage for, or delivery of,
services or items, irrespective of legal theory, must be decided by binding arbitration under California law and
not by lawsuit or resort to court process, except as applicable law provides for judicial review of arbitration
proceedings. I agree to give up our right to a jury trial and accept the use of binding arbitration. I understand
that the full arbitration provision is in the health plan’s coverage document, which is available for my review.
Signature ________________________________________________________________ Date ___________________
If you are the authorized representative, you must sign above and provide the following information:
Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________
(Please print)
Address _________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number (
)____________ - ________________
Relationship to Enrollee ___________________________________________________________________________
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Last Name (Print)
First Name (Print)
M.I.
Social Security Number
SECTION 4: Medical Plan
I wish to enroll in the following MA–PD plan: (Check one and fill in the requested information. Refer to your plan’s
Provider Directory for physician/medical group selections.)
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage
CO
GA
HI
OR
Please check the state in which you live: CA
If you were ever a Kaiser member when you were under age 65, please list your medical
record number _________________________
Cigna Medicare Select Plus Rx (Only in Phoenix, Arizona) (FOR LACERA USE ONLY)
UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage
If you were ever a UnitedHealthcare member when you were under age 65, please include your member number
Provider preference. Please specify your selection below:
Physician Name____________________________________________Number_______________________
Medical Group____________________________________________Number_______________________
SCAN (Senior Care Action Network)
1.
_______ I understand that SCAN Health Plan is an MA-PD Plan program operating under contracts with
(Initials) CMS and the State of California. In the event the program is not continued, SCAN Health Plan
must assist me in obtaining suitable alternative health care and provision of my Medicare-covered
health care will not be interrupted.
2. Provider preference. Please specify your selection below:
Physician Name____________________________________________ Number_______________________
SECTION 5: LACERA Authorization
I understand the LACERA Board of Retirement reserves the right to amend, revise or discontinue these plans and
programs at any time. I hereby enroll in the MA–PD HMO indicated above. I authorize LACERA to make the necessary
deductions from my retirement warrants for any contributions required of me and to send these contributions to the
MA–PD HMO I have chosen.
(Initials)
Please read the information on the back of page 1 and page 2 of this form and initial here before signing.
If you submit this form without initialing it, this form will be considered incomplete and the start of your
coverage may be delayed.
______________________________________________________________________ __________________________
Your signature or signature of guardian, conservator or power of attorney* Date
*If this is being submitted by a guardian, conservator, or person with power of attorney, please attach the legal
documents establishing guardianship, conservatorship or power of attorney.
If anyone helped you fill out any portion of this form, with the exception of the effective date, please have them
sign the following:
__________________________________________________ _____________________ ____________________________
Signature
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Statement of Understanding
Please read each of the statements that follow before signing this form:
I understand that Medicare Advantage plans are contracted with the Federal government and
I will abide by any Health Plan policies and rules that may apply to me.
• Lock-In: I understand that, beginning on the date of my Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
plan coverage begins, I must get all of my health care from/through the Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug plan, with the exception of emergency and out-of-area urgently needed
services, dialysis services or authorized referrals. I understand that services authorized by the
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan and other services contained in my plan Evidence
of Coverage document will be covered. I also understand that without authorization neither
Medicare nor the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan will pay for the services. As a
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan member, I understand that I am bound by the
benefits, copayments, exclusions, limitations, and other terms of the Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug plan Evidence of Coverage.
• I understand that I will be notified by mail of the final confirmation of my enrollment in the
plan and the effective date of my coverage. I understand that I should not disenroll from any
supplemental plan until my enrollment is confirmed.
• I understand that I must maintain my Medicare Part A and Part B insurance by continuing to pay
the Part B premium and the Part A premium, if applicable.
• I understand that I can be a member of only one Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan
at a time. By enrolling in the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan specified on this
form, I understand that I will be automatically disenrolled from any other Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug plan of which I am currently a member.
• I also understand that since I can be a member of only one Medicare Advantage Prescription
Drug plan at a time, I cannot enroll in more than one Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
plan with the same effective date of coverage. If I do this, my enrollments will be canceled and
I will have to fill out a new enrollment form to become a member of a Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug plan. It is my responsibility to inform you of any prescription drug coverage that
I have or may get in the future.
• I understand that I may request termination of this Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
plan at any time by sending a written request for disenrollment to the health plan, by calling
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), enrolling in another Medicare Advantage or Part D plan,
or electronically disenrolling on the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan’s website if
it is offered by the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan. Until the effective date of
disenrollment, I must continue to receive health care from my current plan providers.
• I understand that if I do not have Medicare prescription drug coverage or creditable prescription
drug coverage (as good as Medicare’s), I may have to pay a late enrollment penalty if I enroll in
Medicare prescription drug coverage in the future.
• I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the Medicare Advantage Prescription
Drug plan before permanently moving (for 6 months or longer) out of the service area or a
continuation area, if applicable to your plan. I understand that if I move permanently out of the
service area or continuation area, Medicare requires the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug
plan to disenroll me.
• I understand that if I disenroll from the LACERA-administered Medicare Advantage Prescription
Drug plan, I may be automatically transferred to the Original Medicare plan (fee-for-service
program). I understand that if I choose to enroll in a non-LACERA-administered Medicare
Advantage Prescription Drug plan, or another employer-sponsored Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug plan, I will be automatically disenrolled from this LACERA-administered
health plan.
• I understand that, as a member of the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan, I have the
right to appeal service and payment denials made by the plan.
Authorization to Exchange Information
Please read the following statements before you sign this form.
• I hereby authorize the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to furnish information to the
health plan confirming my Part A (hospital) and Part B (medical) Medicare entitlement, and if my
enrollment is terminated, the effective date of my termination.
• I hereby authorize the health plan, or any holder of medical information about me including,
but not limited to, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and other organizations, to
release any information in the course of examination or treatment of myself, which is relevant
to the provision of or the coordination of benefits or professional review activities. I also
acknowledge that my health plan may release my information to Medicare, who may release
it for research and other purposes which follow all applicable Federal statutes and regulations.
The information on this election form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that
if I intentionally provide false information on this form, I will be disenrolled from the plan.
• I also authorize the health plan, or any holder of medical information about me including, but not
limited to, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and other organizations, to release to the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or its intermediaries or carriers, any information needed
to administer Title XVIII (the Medicare section) of the Social Security Act.
• Applicable to Arizona plans only: This authorization will be valid for a period not to exceed
30 months past the date of my signature on page 3.
LACERA treats your and your family’s personal health information as confidential. We follow
the applicable sections of HIPAA related to privacy and security of your protected health
information. If you have any questions about the steps taken to secure your protected health
information, please refer to the HIPAA policy posted on the LACERA website at www.lacera.com.
Note: You must initial the area in SECTION 5: LACERA Authorization stating you
have read the above Statement of Understanding and Authorization to Exchange
Information. If you submit this form without initialing it, this form will be considered
incomplete and the start of your coverage may be delayed.