IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR

LORAIN COUNTY RESIDENTS

RECEIVING BOTH MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

 

MyCare Ohio– a new managed care plan designed for adults 18 and older receiving services from BOTH Medicare and Medicaid is coming to Northeast Ohio. 

 

If you currently participate in a wavier program including, PASSPORT, CHOICES, Ohio Home Care or Assisted Living, if you reside in a nursing home, if you need behavior health or drug and alcohol services or live in the community and receive Medicare and a Medicaid card each month for full Medicaid services, you will be required to make a decision about MyCare Ohio.   

Individuals will now have until December 2014 to decide which Medicare plan best fits their health care needs.  This may include selecting one of the three Medicare Managed Care Plans or deciding to “opt out” of Medicare managed care.  The choice is yours, depending on which plan best meets your health care needs.  

 

Beginning in January 2015, individuals who have not yet selected a Medicare plan will be enrolled in one of the MyCare Ohio managed care plans to ensure the full coordination of their care. These individuals will have the option “opt out” of Medicare managed care and to continue to receive their Medicare benefits through traditional Medicare fee for service or through a Medicare Advantage Plan.  

 

For questions and information about MyCare Ohio, please call:  

 

 

LORAIN COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING’S

BENEFITS ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR

(440) 326-4800