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Web Page:
Medicare Drug Plans

source:Mississippi Department of Health
languages: English
Links for information and advice on Medicare prescription drug coverage.
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Brochure or Publication:
Medicare Drug Plans

source:Mississippi Division of Medicaid
2 pages; languages: English
(Dec, 2006)- "Commissioner of Insurance George Dale... cautioned Mississippi senior citizens that, according to complaints received by the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID), some agents are using a variety of confusing and deceptive sales practices to sell Medicare-related Part C and D plans..."
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Brochure or Publication:
Medicare Drug Plans

source:Mississippi Division of Medicaid
2 pages; languages: English
(Dec, 2006)- "Commissioner of Insurance George Dale... cautioned Mississippi senior citizens that, according to complaints received by the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID), some agents are using a variety of confusing and deceptive sales practices to sell Medicare-related Part C and D plans..."
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Medicare article:
Beware Of Con Artists Targeting Mississippi Medicare Patients

source:WLOX-TV - The News for South Mississippi
languages: English
"A warning for seniors on Medicare: State Leaders say con-artists are pushing Medicare part C and D plans on seniors, in some cases, without them even knowing..."
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Web Page:SenioRxMS.org - Who We Are (

source:SenioRxMS
1 pagelanguages: English  
SenioRxMS.org is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
 
more from SenioRxMS:
Web Page:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
languages: English
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Brochure or Publication:
Mississippi Medicare Drug Plan Ratings

source:AARP
file size:5 pg.  languages: English
"...This AARP rating tool contains information about “stand-alone” Medicare plans in your state that cover only prescription drugs...."
 
more from AARP:
Web Page:
Mississippi: Medicare Rx Fact Sheet
languages: English
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Web Page:
Medicare Part B

source:Mississippi's Legal Services Resource Center
languages: English  
What services does Medicare Part B cover? What are the Medicare Part B premium/deductible amounts for 2003? What is the patient’s co-pay for Part B Medicare? How many physicians office visits are allowed under Medicare?
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Web Page:
Mississippi: Medicare Hospital Payments

source:Kaiser Family Foundation / statehealthfacts.org
languages: English
Range of Medicare Payments (Low-25th Percentile/High-75th Percentile) for Top Five Elective Inpatient Hospital Procedures, FY2005
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Brochure or Publication:
Mississippi Medicare Supplement Shopper’s Guide 2006

source:Mississippi Insurance Department
24 pages; languages: English  
"Since 2002, the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) has offered its Mississippi Medicare Shoppers Guide as a means of reaching out to consumers in the 65 and older age bracket..."
 
more from the Mississippi Insurance Department :
Web Page:
Medicare Recipients: Beware of Scam Artists Selling Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
languages: English
"...The Mississippi Insurance Department is concerned that scam artists will try to take advantage of the situation and try to steal your money..."

Brochure or Publication:
SAVINGS FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN MISSISSIPPI

source:Medicare Today
4 pages; languages: English
"...Medicare beneficiaries in Mississippi may choose among 38 Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs), with an average premium of $41.15 1...."
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Medicare Web Page:
The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)

source:Medicare Rights Center
languages: English  
from the web page:...(Part D) covers most outpatient prescription drugs (the kind you get at the pharmacy or through mail-order). Unlike Medicare health benefits, though, Part D is only offered through private plans..."
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Brochure or Publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Mississippi

source:healthinsuranceinfo.net
file size: 37pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Mississippi, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition. This guide describes your protections as a resident of Mississippi.
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Brochure or Publication:
Your Medicare Rights and Protections

source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
44pp   languages: English
Fairly detailed explanations and descriptions about your Medicare rights and protections.
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Web Page:
(Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

source:Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
languages: English
Find and compare plans for all states, including Minnesota Medicare Prescription Drug plans
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Brochure or Publication:
Lanscape: 2007 Mississippi Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans

source:CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
file size:3 pg.   languages: English  date:2007
Mississippi 2007 Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans. Data as of September 12, 2006. Data as of September 12, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."


Brochure or Publication:
Landscape: Mississippi Medicare Advantage, Cost Plans, and Demonstrations

source:CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
file size:20 pg.   languages: English
"Mississippi 2007 Medicare Advantage, Cost, and Demonstration. Data as of September 29, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. PACE, Special Needs Plans, and Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."

How to get more information about Mississippi Medicare Prescription Drug Programs

Medicare.gov has summary information about the plans offered by the companies listed in the tables below. The data sheets are called "Landscapes".
  1. The Landscape of Local Plans is a list of all plans available in your area. You can get answers to important questions for people with Medicare based on what matters to them, including:
    • Cost (premiums, deductibles and payments)
    • Coverage (important issues around what and how drugs are covered)
    • Convenience (pharmacy and mail-order options)
  2. Medicare.gov has an important help page that explains how to read and interpret the information in both Medicare Prescription Drug Plan "Landscapes. You can access the help page through this link: How to read the Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Landscape
  3. We have provided links to the landscape documents for this state in the list of publications above. 
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Medicare prescription drug coverage plans offered in Mississippi, Medicare Advantage Plans

Important advice about how to use this data: The data for the table below came from www.medicare.gov, "The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare", in December, 2006, and is subject to change at any time. To check for changes and the newest data, you should visit www.medicare.gov. Your state insurance administrator might have different data; be sure to check with them before making any decisions. Nothing on this Web Site should be construed as the giving of advice or the making of a recommendation and it should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or action.

 
38 Prescription Drug Plans in Mississippi  This list is to familiarize you with Medicare Prescription Plans available in your state, and to provide you with contact information to specific carriers. Check with the insurance provider or medicare.gov for information about coverage options, annual deductibles, approved drugs, and other limitations. Do NOT use this web page as the basis for any decision or action. (All data is subject to change. Check with medicare.gov or the insurance provider for latest data.)
Plan Name and
ID Numbers
Company
(w. link to
plan web site)
Coverage in
the Gap
About the gap
Contact Service
Phones
Humana PDP Standard S5884-078
(S5884-078)
Humana Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-706-0872
TTY Users should call:
1-877-833-4486
Members
1-800-281-6918
TTY Users should call:
1-800-281-6918
Humana PDP Enhanced S5884-018
(S5884-018)
Humana Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-706-0872
TTY Users should call:
1-877-833-4486
Members
1-800-281-6918
TTY Users should call:
1-800-281-6918
AdvantraRx Value
(S5670-105)
Coventry AdvantraRx No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-882-3822
TTY Users should call:
1-800-508-9548
Members
1-866-823-5177
TTY Users should call:
1-866-823-5177
HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan
(S5815-001)
HealthSpring No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-583-3346
TTY Users should call:
1-800-391-9806
Members
1-888-886-1959
TTY Users should call:
1-888-886-1959
AARP MedicareRx Plan
(S5820-019)
UnitedHealthcare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-867-5564
TTY Users should call:
1-877-730-4192
Members
1-888-867-5575
TTY Users should call:
1-888-867-5575
MedicareRx Rewards
(S5960-020)
Unicare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-892-5335
Members
1-800-928-6201
TTY Users should call:
1-800-928-6201
WellCare Signature
(S5967-054)
WellCare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-423-5252
Members
1-888-550-5252
TTY Users should call:
1-888-550-5252
United Medicare MedAdvance
(S5820-123)
UnitedHealthcare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-867-5564
TTY Users should call:
1-877-730-4192
Members
1-888-867-5575
TTY Users should call:
1-888-867-5575
SilverScript
(S5601-040)
SilverScript Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-552-6106
TTY Users should call:
1-866-552-6288
Members
1-866-235-5660
TTY Users should call:
1-866-235-5660
Community Care Rx BASIC
(S5803-089)
MEMBERHEALTH No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-866-684-5351
Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-518-449-6800
PacifiCare Saver Plan
(S5921-322)
UnitedHealthcare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-867-5564
TTY Users should call:
1-877-730-4192
Members
1-888-867-5575
TTY Users should call:
1-888-867-5575
YOURx PLAN
(S5660-020)
Medco YOURx PLAN No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-758-3605
TTY Users should call:
1-800-716-3231
Members
1-800-758-4574
TTY Users should call:
1-800-758-4574
Prescription Pathway Bronze Plan Reg 20
(S5597-085)
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-765-8900
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
Members
1-800-698-8394
TTY Users should call:
1-850-432-1700
AdvantraRx Premier
(S5670-106)
Coventry AdvantraRx No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-882-3822
TTY Users should call:
1-800-508-9548
Members
1-866-823-5177
TTY Users should call:
1-866-823-5177
MedicareRx Rewards Plus
(S5960-056)
Unicare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-892-5335
Members
1-800-928-6201
TTY Users should call:
1-800-928-6201
CIGNATURE Rx Value Plan
(S5617-098)
CIGNA HealthCare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-735-1459
Members
1-800-222-6700
TTY Users should call:
1-800-222-6700
Aetna Medicare Rx Essentials
(S5810-054)
Aetna Medicare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-445-1796
TTY Users should call:
1-800-628-3323
Members
1-877-238-6211
TTY Users should call:
1-877-238-6211
UA Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Cov
(S5755-023)
United American Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-524-4169
TTY Users should call:
1-866-524-4170
Members
1-866-524-4169
TTY Users should call:
1-866-524-4169
MississippiCommunity Care Rx CHOICE
(S5803-157)
MEMBERHEALTH No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-866-684-5351
Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-518-449-6800
CIGNATURE Rx Plus Plan
(S5617-100)
CIGNA HealthCare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-735-1459
Members
1-800-222-6700
TTY Users should call:
1-800-222-6700
Prescription Pathway Silver Plan Reg20
(S5597-184)
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-765-8900
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
Members
1-800-698-8394
TTY Users should call:
1-850-432-1700
Prescription Pathway Silver Plan Reg 20
(S5581-131)
Marquette National Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-845-2551
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
Members
1-800-698-8395
TTY Users should call:
1-800-698-8395
Community Care Rx GOLD
(S5803-123)
MEMBERHEALTH No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-866-684-5351
Members
1-866-684-5353
TTY Users should call:
1-518-449-6800
AdvantraRx Premier Plus
(S5670-108)
Coventry AdvantraRx No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-882-3822
TTY Users should call:
1-800-508-9548
Members
1-866-823-5177
TTY Users should call:
1-866-823-5177
Aetna Medicare Rx Plus
(S5810-156)
Aetna Medicare Generic Only Non-Members
1-800-445-1796
TTY Users should call:
1-800-628-3323
Members
1-877-238-6211
TTY Users should call:
1-877-238-6211
MedicareRx Rewards Premier
(S5960-090)
Unicare Generic Only Non-Members
1-866-892-5335
Members
1-800-928-6201
TTY Users should call:
1-800-928-6201
PacifiCare Select Plan
(S5921-321)
UnitedHealthcare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-867-5564
TTY Users should call:
1-877-730-4192
Members
1-888-867-5575
TTY Users should call:
1-888-867-5575
WellCare Complete
(S5967-088)
WellCare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-423-5252
Members
1-888-550-5252
TTY Users should call:
1-888-550-5252
CIGNATURE Rx Complete Plan
(S5617-190)
CIGNA HealthCare Generic Only Non-Members
1-800-735-1459
Members
1-800-222-6700
TTY Users should call:
1-800-222-6700
WellCare Premier
(S5967-123)
WellCare No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-423-5252
Members
1-888-550-5252
TTY Users should call:
1-888-550-5252
Prescription Pathway Gold Plan Reg 20
(S5597-052)
Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-765-8900
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
1-800-698-8394
TTY Users should call:
1-850-432-1700
Prescription Pathway Gold Plan Reg 20
(S5581-035)
Marquette National Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-845-2551
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
Members
1-800-698-8395
TTY Users should call:
1-800-698-8395
PacifiCare Comprehensive Plan
(S5921-323)
UnitedHealthcare Generic Only Non-Members
1-888-867-5564
TTY Users should call:
1-877-730-4192
Members
1-888-867-5575
TTY Users should call:
1-888-867-5575
Sterling Prescription Drug Plan
(S4802-029)
Sterling Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-888-909-1713
TTY Users should call:
1-888-858-8567
Members
1-866-865-0664
TTY Users should call:
1-866-865-0664
SilverScript Plus
(S5601-041)
SilverScript Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-866-235-4582
TTY Users should call:
1-866-552-6288
Members
1-866-235-5660
TTY Users should call:
1-866-235-5660
Humana PDP Complete S5884-048
(S5884-048)
Humana Insurance Company Generic and Brand Non-Members
1-800-706-0872
TTY Users should call:
1-877-833-4486
Members
1-800-281-6918
TTY Users should call:
1-800-281-6918
Aetna Medicare Rx Premier
(S5810-190)
Aetna Medicare Generic Only Non-Members
1-800-445-1796
TTY Users should call:
1-800-628-3323
Members
1-877-238-6211
TTY Users should call:
1-877-238-6211
Prescription Pathway Platinum Plan Reg 20
(S5581-059)
Marquette National Life Insurance Company No gap coverage Non-Members
1-800-845-2551
TTY Users should call:
1-866-222-3904
Members
1-800-698-8395
TTY Users should call:
1-800-698-8395

 
4 Medicare Special Needs Plans in Mississippi  This list is to familiarize you with Medicare Special Needs Plans available in your state, and to provide you with contact information to specific carriers. Check with the insurance provider or medicare.gov for information about coverage options, annual deductibles, approved drugs, and other limitations. Do NOT use this web page as the basis for any decision or action. (All data is subject to change. Check with medicare.gov or the insurance provider for latest data.)
Plan Name and
ID Numbers
Company
(w. link to
plan web site)
Special Rules for Enrolling Contact Service
Phones
HealthSpring Special Care
(H4407-007-0)
HealthSpring For people in certain long-term care facilities. Non-Members
1-866-802-2415
TTY Users should call:
1-800-391-9806
Members
1-888-501-3965
TTY Users should call:
1-866-206-5565
HealthSpring Special Care
(H4407-008-0)
HealthSpring For people in certain long-term care facilities. Non-Members
1-888-212-5475
TTY Users should call:
1-877-262-9090
Members
1-800-952-1992
TTY Users should call:
1-877-262-9090
Total Care
(H4407-003-0)
HealthSpring For people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Non-Members
1-866-802-2415
TTY Users should call:
1-800-391-9806
Members
1-888-501-3965
TTY Users should call:
1-866-206-5565
Total Care
(H4407-004-0)
HealthSpring For people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Non-Members
1-888-212-5475
TTY Users should call:
1-877-262-9090
Members
1-800-952-1992
TTY Users should call:
1-877-262-9090


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