PrimeWise If you're age 50 or older, you may have noticed that too many programs for "older adults" are designed to take care of you, instead of helping you to take care of yourself. They just don't seem to do much for active, energetic people who like to make the most of every minute. PrimeWise is different. Find a Location Find a Doctor PrimeWise Menu Weather Cancellation Policy Membership and Benefits Health Insurance Exchange Insurance Carriers PrimeWise Update PrimeWise Resources Medicare Resources Discount Directory Upcoming Events IMPORTANT NOTICE Currently, St. Elizabeth is suspending all community group programs through April 30th in support of community health and safety. Due to the still active flu season and the emerging COVID-19 virus, we feel that this is an important precautionary measure and we are even more aware of our need to adhere to standard infection control precautions to protect not only our patients but you as well. Since this is a fluid situation, we will do our best to evaluate and reschedule the affected programs if possible. The decision to cancel the program was not taken lightly. We do express sincere apology for this cancellation, which was not at all anticipated. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us by calling the PrimeWise office at (859) 301-5999 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding, -PrimeWise Team United Health Care Virtual Call Campaign United Health Care (UHC) is conducting a virtual call campaign to all Medicare members with the intent of educating them about COVID-19 prevention measures, provide plan and state specific resources, as well as give the member updates on the current situation using guidance from the CDC and WHO. The campaign is for all UHC Medicare members and there is no campaign targeting Arkansas members specifically. The calls are automated; however, the member has the option to connect with a live advocate, at which time they are asked to enter their year of birth to verify their identity to discuss any member specific information as part of our routine verification process. At no point during the virtual call are the members asked to enter a Medicare ID, Social Security number, or full date of birth. If the member is not reached, a voicemail is left that includes a call back number the member can use to connect with a live advocate. Linking Adults 50+ to Health and Wellness! If you’re age 50 or older, you may have noticed that too many programs for “older adults” are designed to take care of you, instead of helping you to take care of yourself. They just don’t seem to do much for active, energetic people who like to make the most of every minute. PrimeWise is different. PrimeWise isn’t a club. There are no “meetings” to attend. Just lots of benefits and services for you to choose from. PrimeWise is a network of valuable services designed by St. Elizabeth Healthcare specifically for people over 50. It’s not an insurance plan. There are no premiums. And it doesn’t cost you a penny to join. Joining PrimeWise can save you time and unnecessary hassles. We offer access to information and programs as well as special discounts to help keep you healthy and going strong. No Cost, High Reward For more information on how to become a PrimeWise member, please contact us at (859) 301-5999. Remember, PrimeWise is not an insurance or HMO, but a free service offered to Northern Kentucky residents ages 50 and older. JOIN TODAY/LOG IN TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION Medicare and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs. Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you're diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine. At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19. However, if one becomes available, it will be covered by all Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you have access to these same benefits. Medicare allows these plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 lab tests. Many plans offer additional telehealth benefits beyond the ones described below. Check with your plan about your coverage and costs. Scammers may use the coronavirus national emergency to take advantage of people while they’re distracted. As always, guard your Medicare card like a credit card, check Medicare claims summary forms for errors, and if someone calls asking for your Medicare Number, hang up! Telehealth and Related Services Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to the current Public Health Emergency. These services expand the current telehealth covered services, to help you have access from more places (including your home), with a wider range of communication tools (including smartphones), to interact with a range of providers (such as doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social worker). During this time, you will be able to receive a specific set of services through telehealth including evaluation and management visits (common office visits), mental health counseling and preventive health screenings without a copayment if you have Original Medicare. This will help ensure you are able to visit with your doctor from your home, without having to go to a doctor’s office or hospital, which puts you and others at risk of exposure to COVID-19.