Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans Offers Medicare Advantage Option
Effective July 1, 2018, Empire will be a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan option for Motion Picture Industry Health and Pension Plans (MPI). Empire will provide medical benefits for MPI retirees through a Local Preferred Provider Organization (LPPO) product. The MA plan offers the same hospital and medical benefits that Medicare covers. In addition, MPI retirees will pay the same cost share for both in-network and out-of-network services. The MA plan also covers additional benefits that Medicare does not such as hearing, acupuncture, LiveHealth Online and SilverSneakers.
MPI retirees will have a customized identification card that includes the MPI logo. The prefix on their cards will be MBL. Providers will follow their normal claim filing procedures for MPI member claims.
June 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter