Supplemental benefits and Over-The-Counter Allowances are now accessible thorugh a member specific debit Mastercard. Medicare Advantage members will receive a Supplemental Benefits debit Mastercard in the mail for use in 2021. Allowance amounts will automatically be loaded on to the card, so once you receive it, you may start using it immediately.
Benefit amounts differ by plan, but accessing the benefits remains the same.
The Supplemental Benefits debit Mastercard offers a convenient way to access benefit allowances. Simply use the debit card at any dental, hearing or vision provider. Only the allotted amount for that supplemental benefit will be applied toward that purchase.
Over-the-Counter benefits can be purchased online through NationsOTC, which Health First has partnered with to provide options to purchase non-prescription medications and hundreds of other health and wellness products. You can shop for these products through the NationsOTC catalog. Note that Group Medicare and Secure Plan members do not have an OTC benefit.
Neither the annual allowances for hearing, dental or vision nor the quarterly over-the-counter benefits roll over. Be sure to remind your members to use their allotted amounts during the timeframe they are provided to make use of their full benefits.
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