A Healthy CollaborationSM

Help For Caregivers

Are you helping friends or loved ones find the right Medicare Advantage Plan?

Today’s Options® PPO Medicare Advantage plans offer generous health and wellness benefits that provide peace of mind to the whole family. Hospital co-pays are as low as $195 per stay, and we offer $0 co-pays for preventive services such as mammograms and prostate screenings.

Remember: It is important to gather as much information as possible to help them make the right decision. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Be sure to set aside time to talk about their needs – at least 30 minutes to an hour.
  • While it is important to be sensitive to their privacy, you can help them make the best decision if you know:
    • Their medical history
    • Any prescription drugs they take
    • What doctors they visit
    • What hospitals they prefer
  • Find out what kind of medical insurance they have now, including Medicaid, which is different from Medicare
  • Ask them how involved they want you to be. Do they want you to make decisions about their Medicare plan on their behalf?
    • If so, you need to become an appointed representative. An appointed representative can be a friend, relative, advocate, doctor or anyone else of the beneficiary’s choosing. In order to act as an appointed representative for someone enrolled in a Today’s Options PPO plan, you and the person enrolled in the plan must sign and date an Appointment of Representative Form.

Once you know more about their needs, you’re ready to find a plan.

Once you have found the right plan and are ready to enroll, you’ll need the following:
  • Beneficiary's first, middle and last name (spelled correctly)
  • Beneficiary's date of birth
  • Beneficiary’s home phone number including area code
  • Beneficiary’s permanent street address
  • The mailing address to which all correspondence will be sent (this could be yours or the beneficiary’s)
  • Emergency contact information (this could be you or another person)
  • Beneficiary’s Medicare card
  • Any additional prescription plan information, if applicable
  • Social Security or checking account information if premiums will be deducted directly from an account

M0018_TOPPO_209 Pending CMS Approval Last updated: 4/1/2022

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