Wellcare Low Premium (HMO-POS)

2.5 out of 5 stars* for plan year 2023
$15.00 Monthly Premium

Wellcare Low Premium (HMO-POS) is a HMO-POS Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan offered by WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Plan ID: H5475-024-000

$15.00 Monthly Premium

Michigan Medicare beneficiaries may want to consider reviewing their Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan options. A Medicare Advantage plan combines your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits into a single plan.

Most Medicare Advantage plans cover prescription drugs, and many plans may offer other extra benefits Original Medicare doesn’t cover.

Learn more about Michigan Medicare Advantage plans like the one below and find a plan that offers the benefits you want at an affordable price.

Basic Costs and Coverage

Coverage Details
Monthly plan premium$15.00
Vision coverage
Dental coverage
Hearing coverage
Prescription drugs
Medical deductible$0.00
Out-of-pocket maximum$5,000.00
Initial drug coverage limit$0.00
Catastrophic drug coverage limit$7,400.00
Primary care doctor visit
POS (Out-of-Network):

Doctor Office Visit:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Primary Care Office Visit 40%
Specialty doctor visitIn-Network:

Doctor Specialty Visit:
Copayment for Physician Specialist Office Visit $25.00
Prior Authorization Required for Doctor Specialty Visit
Inpatient hospital care
Out-of-Network:
40% per day for days 1 to 90
Urgent care
Urgent Care:
Copayment for Urgent Care $0.00
Copayment for Medicare Covered Urgent Care waived if you are admitted to hospital within 24 hours

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Urgent Coverage $110.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $50,000
Emergency room visit
Emergency Care:
Copayment for Emergency Care $110.00
Copayment for Medicare Covered Emergency Care waived if you are admitted to the hospital within 24 hours

Worldwide Coverage:
Copayment for Worldwide Emergency Coverage $110.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $50,000
Ambulance transportationIn-Network:

Ground Ambulance:
Copayment for Ground Ambulance Services $250.00

Air Ambulance:
Copayment for Air Ambulance Services $250.00

Please see Evidence of Coverage for Prior Authorization rules

Health Care Services and Medical Supplies

Wellcare Low Premium (HMO-POS) covers a range of additional benefits. Learn more about Wellcare Low Premium (HMO-POS) benefits, some of which may not be covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).

Coverage Details
Chiropractic services
POS (Out-of-Network):

Chiropractic Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Chiropractic Services 40%
Diabetes supplies, training, nutrition therapy and monitoringIn-Network:

Diabetic Supplies and Services:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Diabetic Supplies $0.00
Coinsurance for Medicare-covered Diabetic Therapeutic Shoes or Inserts 20%
Prior Authorization Required for Diabetic Supplies and Services
Diabetic Supplies and Services limited to those from specified manufacturers(Please see Evidence of Coverage)
Durable medical equipment (DME)In-Network:

Durable Medical Equipment:
Coinsurance for Medicare-covered Durable Medical Equipment 20%
Prior Authorization Required for Durable Medical Equipment
Diagnostic tests, lab and radiology services, and X-rays
POS (Out-of-Network):

Outpatient Diag Procs/Tests/Lab Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Procedures/Tests
40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Lab Services
40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Diagnostic Radiological Services 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Therapeutic Radiological Services 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Outpatient X-Ray Services 40%
Home health care
POS (Out-of-Network):

Home Health Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Home Health 40%
Mental health inpatient careIn-Network:

Psychiatric Hospital Services:
$296.00 per day for days 1 to 7
$0.00 per day for days 8 to 90
Prior Authorization Required for Psychiatric Hospital Services
Mental health outpatient care
POS (Out-of-Network):

Outpatient Mental Health Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Individual Sessions 40%
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Group Sessions 40%
Outpatient services/surgeryIn-Network:

Outpatient Hospital Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Outpatient Hospital Services $225.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Hospital Services

Outpatient Observation Services:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Observation Services - Per stay $110.00 to $225.00
Prior Authorization Required for Outpatient Observation Services

Ambulatory Surgical Center Services:
Copayment for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services $125.00
Prior Authorization Required for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services
Outpatient substance abuse care
POS (Out-of-Network):

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Individual or Group Sessions 40%
Over-the-counter itemsIn-Network:

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items:
Copayment for Over-The-Counter (OTC) Items $0.00
Maximum Plan Benefit of $64.00 every three months
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) offerred as a Part C OTC benefit
Podiatry servicesIn-Network:

Podiatry Services:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Podiatry Services $25.00
Prior Authorization Required for Podiatry Services
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care
Out-of-Network:
40% per day for days 1 to 100

Dental Benefits

The following dental services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Dental careIn-Network:

Preventive Dental:
Copayment for Oral Exams $0.00
  • Maximum 2 visits every year
Copayment for Prophylaxis (Cleaning) $0.00
  • Maximum 2 visits every year
Copayment for Fluoride Treatment $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit every year
Copayment for Dental X-Rays $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Referral Required for Preventive Dental

Comprehensive Dental:
Copayment for Medicare-covered Benefits $25.00
Copayment for Non-routine Services $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Copayment for Diagnostic Services $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit every year
Copayment for Restorative Services $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Copayment for Endodontics $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Copayment for Periodontics $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Copayment for Extractions $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Copayment for Prosthodontics, Other Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Other Services $0.00
  • Maximum 1 visit (Please see Evidence of Coverage for details)
Maximum Plan Benefit of $4000.00 every year for Non-Medicare Covered Comprehensive
Prior Authorization Required for Comprehensive Dental

Vision Benefits

The following vision services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Vision benefitsIn-Network:

Eye Exams:
Copayment for Medicare Covered Benefits $0.00 to $25.00
Copayment for Routine Eye Exams $0.00
  • Maximum 1 Routine Eye Exam every year
Prior Authorization Required for Eye Exams
Referral Required for Eye Exams

Eyewear:
Copayment for Medicare-Covered Benefits $0.00
Maximum Plan Allowance of $200.00 every year for all Non-Medicare covered eyewear
Prior Authorization Required for Eyewear
Referral Required for Eyewear

Hearing Benefits

The following hearing services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Hearing benefits
POS (Out-of-Network):

Medicare Covered Hearing Services:
Coinsurance for Medicare Covered Hearing Exams 40%

Preventive Services and Health/Wellness Education Programs

The following services are covered, though there may be provider network restrictions. See the plan Evidence of Coverage.

Coverage Details
Preventive services and health/wellness education programsIn-Network:
$0.00 copay for Medicare Covered Preventive Services:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
Bone mass measurements (bone density)
Cardiovascular disease screenings
Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
Cervical & vaginal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer screenings
Depression screenings
Diabetes screenings
Diabetes self-management training
Glaucoma tests
Hepatitis B (HBV) infection screening
Hepatitis C screening test
HIV screening
Lung cancer screening
Mammograms (screening)
Nutrition therapy services
Obesity screenings & counseling
One-time Welcome to Medicare preventive visit
Prostate cancer screenings(PSA)
Sexually transmitted infections screening & counseling
Shots:
  • COVID-19 shots
  • Flu shots
  • Hepatitis B shots
  • Pneumococcal shots
  • Tobacco use cessation
    Yearly "Wellness" visit

    When reviewing Michigan Medicare plans, be sure to find out if your doctors are part of the plan network. If a Medicare Advantage plan covers prescription drugs, make sure the plan formulary (list of drugs covered by the plan) includes your drugs.

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