Standard Option HMO
With the Standard Option HMO, you have:
|HMO Plan Comparison†
||Standard Option HMO
|PCP office visit
|Specialist office visit
|Virtual urgent care visit
|Urgent care visit
|Emergency room visit
|Cost share after deductible
|Coinsurance, which member pays
||Member pays Nothing
|Prescription Drug Copayments
|Generic retail copayment – 30 days
|Preferred brand and generic retail copayment- 30 days
|Non-Preferred brand retail copayment – 30 days
|Specialty prescription drug copayment – 30 days
||50% of the discounted cost of the drug up to a maximum of $250
|Mail order (when applicable) is available for 90-day supply at twice the retail copayment.
The deductible, coinsurance, and prescription drug copayments all apply to your out-of-pocket maximum with the Standard Option HMO. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, you have 100 percent coverage, including prescription drugs, until the end of the year.
With this option, you can use the reward dollars earned in your health incentive account (HIA) to pay for coinsurance, pharmacy copayments, and deductible. Subscribers can earn up to $250 in their HIA every plan year, while enrolled employees and spouses can earn up to $500. Unused reward dollars carry over from year to year, up to two times the annual deductible.
Plan Cost Scenario - Standard Option HMO
Scenario 1 (Self Only):
Let's take a look at how you can use your health incentive account (HIA) to help pay for medical expenses during your plan year. For this example, let's assume you've chosen the Self Only option.
Your deductible is $850. You completed healthy activities and received $200 in your HIA. You have a medical test done that costs $150 and applies to your deductible. The $200 in your HIA applies first so you pay nothing out-of-pocket. Plus, you still have a balance of $50 in your HIA with the opportunity to earn another $50 to help offset future medical expenses.
Scenario 2 (Self Only):
Here's a second example: This time you have earned $250 in your incentive account—but your procedure costs $500. In this case, the full $250 in your HIA is applied and you must cover the remaining $250 out-of-pocket.
If you have not met your deductible, you will have out-of-pocket costs, but your HIA reward dollars will help you lower those costs until you've met your deductible.
For services that apply to your deductible, once you meet your deductible, you are only responsible for 20 percent coinsurance until you reach your out-of-pocket maximum of $6,000, which is the most you'll have to pay in one plan year. At that point HealthyU pays 100 percent of your eligible medical expenses, including prescriptions.
FEHB and Medicare Parts A and B
Annuitants can start saving with FEHB and Medicare Parts A and B. When you enroll in the Standard Option HMO and Medicare Parts A and B are the primary payer of benefits, the plan deductible is reduced and the plan coinsurance is waived. In addition, you and your covered spouse are eligible to receive an $800 MC Premium Reimbursement. For more information, visit our FEHB Annuitants and Medicare Parts A and B page.
†HIA funds cannot be used for medical services copayments.