CU Health Plan — Medicare, provided by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, is available to Medicare-eligible retirees and their spouses/dependentsDependentAn employee’s spouse, common-law spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner, children under the age of 27, and qualifying disabled children over age 27 of the employee or of the spouse/partner who are biological, legally adopted or for whom there are parental responsibility documents issued by a court.  who are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. You cannot participate in this plan if you are not enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. This is not a Medicare supplement or MediGap plan.

Medicare Parts A and B is your primary coverage for any claimClaimA written request such as a reimbursement of a health care expense made by you or your health care provider to the plan administrator whether is medical, dental, vision or a flexible spending account.. CU Health Plan — Medicare pays secondary for services covered by Medicare. The plan will not cover services that Medicare does not pay. CU Health Plan — Medicare will pay up to the allowable amount set by Medicare Parts A and B for that specific service. Most medical services or supplies not covered under Medicare are not covered benefits under this plan.

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Over/Under Plan

CU Health Plan — Medicare/High Deductible is available only to covered CU retirees and their spouses/dependents when at least one member is eligible for Medicare and at least one member is non-Medicare eligible. The partner who is not Medicare-eligible must enroll in CU Health Plan - High Deductible to keep their CU medical coverage. Please review details of both the Medicare and High Deductible Plans if you are a considering this option.

You cannot pair the University of Colorado's Health Savings AccountHSA (Health Savings Account)A tax-savings account that must be paired with a High-Deductible Health Plan, which can be used to pay for qualified health care expenses now or in the future. An HSA is a savings account that you own. The funds in an HSA carry forward year after year, even if you change employers or retire.  with the Over/Under plan, but you may enroll in a HSAHSA (Health Savings Account)A tax-savings account that must be paired with a High-Deductible Health Plan, which can be used to pay for qualified health care expenses now or in the future. An HSA is a savings account that you own. The funds in an HSA carry forward year after year, even if you change employers or retire.  outside of CU.

Features and Considerations
Plan type
 
PPOPreferred Provider Organization (PPO)A health care plan that has a contractual agreement with providers to offer health care services at discounted, negotiated fees within a network.  The PPO plans may require some cost-sharing with deductibles, copays and/or coinsurance.  
Network Medicare has a nationwide serivce.
CU Health Plan - Medicare pays secondary for services covered by Medicare.
DeductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services. $240 per individual, per plan year
Out-of-pocket limitOut-of-Pocket Limit/Maximum (OMP)The maximum amount of money you will pay for covered medical services during the plan year. These costs include deductibles, copays and coinsurance.  This maximum is designed to protect you from catastrophic health care costs. After you reach this amount, the plan will pay 100% of the allowed amount.   $2,400/Single; $7,200/Family
Preventative carePreventative Care - MedicalA routine health care check-up that will include tests or exams, flu and routine shots, and patient counseling to prevent or discover illness, disease or other health problems. All recommended preventive services would be covered as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and applicable state law. Visit $0 coinsuranceCoinsuranceThe portion of expenses that you have to pay for certain covered services, calculated as a percentage. For example, if the coinsurance rate is 20%, then you are responsible for paying 20% of the bill, and the insurance company will pay 80%.  and no deductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services.
Office Visit (Primary/SpecialistSpecialistA physician specialist focuses on a specific area of medicine or a group of patients to diagnose, manage, prevent, or treat certain types of symptoms and conditions. A non-physician specialist is a provider who has more training in a specific area of health care.) 20% coinsuranceCoinsuranceThe portion of expenses that you have to pay for certain covered services, calculated as a percentage. For example, if the coinsurance rate is 20%, then you are responsible for paying 20% of the bill, and the insurance company will pay 80%.  after deductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services. - Coverage for Medicare-approved charges not reimbursed by Medicare
Diagnostic tests/imaging 20% coinsuranceCoinsuranceThe portion of expenses that you have to pay for certain covered services, calculated as a percentage. For example, if the coinsurance rate is 20%, then you are responsible for paying 20% of the bill, and the insurance company will pay 80%.  after deductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services. - Coverage for Medicare-approved charges not reimbursed by Medicare
EmergencyEmergency CareA medical or behavioral health condition that must be treated at the emergency department of a hospital due to an illness, injury, symptom or condition severe enough to risk serious danger to your health (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of her unborn child) if you didn’t get medical attention. See where and when to get care./urgent careUrgent CareCare for an illness, injury or condition serious enough that a reasonable person would seek care right away, but not so severe as to require emergency room care 20% coinsuranceCoinsuranceThe portion of expenses that you have to pay for certain covered services, calculated as a percentage. For example, if the coinsurance rate is 20%, then you are responsible for paying 20% of the bill, and the insurance company will pay 80%.  after deductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services. - Coverage for Medicare-approved charges not reimbursed by Medicare
Prescription drug (Rx) 20% coinsuranceCoinsuranceThe portion of expenses that you have to pay for certain covered services, calculated as a percentage. For example, if the coinsurance rate is 20%, then you are responsible for paying 20% of the bill, and the insurance company will pay 80%.  after deductibleDeductibleAn amount that you are required to pay before the plan will begin to reimburse for covered services.

Up to 90-day supply for Generic, Preferred Brand and Non-Preferred Brand drugs at retail or mail order outlets.