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 Discounts PerkSpot Upcoming Events 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 (Fall) Open Enrollment Comparison Virtual or Phone Appointments are Available at PrimeWise PrimeWise has available virtual or phone call appointments NOW for Medicare (Fall) Open Enrollment. If you or a member of your family have either a Part D Prescription Drug plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (PPO or HMO), now through December 7 is the time to review your coverage for 2021. Changes made during Fall Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2021. Part D Plans and the Advantage Plans may change their costs and the drugs that they cover from year-to-year so it is important to review your current plan to learn if your premium, deductible, or cost-sharing will change and whether your drugs will still be covered next year. The PrimeWise team is here to assist with those reviews and comparisons to ensure the best coverage for your situation. Share this information with your patients, friends and, family members and encourage them to take advantage of this FREE service of PrimeWise and St. Elizabeth. To set up a phone or virtual appointment call 859-301-5999. 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.