Electric Boat offers Medicare Advantage options
Effective January 1, 2020, Electric Boat retirees who are eligible for Medicare Parts A and B will be enrolled in a Medicare PPO plan under Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire). The plan includes the National Access Plus benefit, which allows retirees the freedom to receive services from any provider as long as the provider is eligible to receive payments from Medicare. Additionally, Electric Boat retirees will have the same cost share for both in-network and out-of-network covered services. The Medicare Advantage plan offers the same hospital and medical benefits that original Medicare covers, as well as additional benefits that original Medicare does not cover, such as an annual routine physical exam, LiveHealth Online and SilverSneakers.
The prefix on Electric Boat ID cards will be ZDX. The cards will also show the National Access Plus icon.
Providers can submit claims electronically using the electronic payer ID for the Empire plan in their state or submit a UB-04 or CMS-1500 form to the Empire plan in their state. Claims should not be filed with original Medicare.
Detailed prior authorization requirements also are available to contracted providers by accessing the provider self-service tool at https://www.availity.com.
January 2020 Empire Provider News