Why Ochsner Health Plan?
We’re here to help you be healthier.
All of us at Ochsner Health Plan are here to help you get and stay healthy. You’ll have reduced barriers to healthcare and competitively priced benefits as our member. And these benefits are backed by our parent company, Ochsner Health, and its history of quality and innovation as Louisiana’s leading healthcare provider.
Am I eligible for Ochsner Health Plan?
There are three requirements you must meet to become one of our members. You must:
- Live within our geographical service area
- Already be enrolled in Medicare parts A and B
- Be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States
Once you meet these requirements, please have the following documents ready to enroll:
- Your current Medicare ID card (red, white and blue card)
- Insurance card or information for a retiree employer or union plan you intend to keep
- Emergency contact information if you want to list it (not required)
Contact us if you need help enrolling.
Our service area
If you’re eligible for Medicare (age 65 or older or you have a disability), you’re eligible to enroll in one of our Medicare Advantage plans. Our initial coverage area spans the Greater New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge areas. This includes the following parishes:
- East Baton Rouge
- East Feliciana
- St. Charles
- St. John the Baptist
- St. Tammany
- West Baton Rouge
About Medicare enrollment
Most people are automatically enrolled in original Medicare (also called traditional Medicare) parts A and B when they turn 65. When you’re eligible to enroll in original Medicare, you’re also eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan. If you aren’t automatically enrolled in Medicare parts A and B, you must first contact Medicare to enroll in parts A and B before you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Once you’re enrolled in Medicare parts A and B, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan:
- When you’re new to Medicare (a seven-month period)
- When you retire and lose group coverage
- During a designated Medicare election period, such as the Annual Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 of the year before coverage starts)
About Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage plans are an “all-in-one” alternative to traditional Medicare. These plans are available from private companies such as ours. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves the plans. If you join a Medicare Advantage plan, you still receive traditional Medicare benefits and more at low or no additional cost.
“Bundled” Medicare Advantage plans include both Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Our plan includes Part D (prescription drug coverage) as well.
Our Medicare Advantage plan includes products with no monthly premium and no deductible (not including the standard Medicare Part B premium) for health and prescription drug coverage as well as:
- Fitness benefits
- Worldwide emergency
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