Frequently Asked Questions
Click on a question below to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan.
What is CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan?
CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan was created especially for people on Medicare. CommunityCare has contracted with the federal government to operate CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan. There is one CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan to fit the needs of Medicare beneficiaries.
- CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan
Part D Coverage only, with no medical and a low monthly premium of $28
How does CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan operate in the Medicare system?
CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan has a contract with the Federal government to provide Medicare services. Under this contract, the government pays us a fixed monthly amount of money for each Medicare member we serve. CommunityCare handles virtually all paperwork and medical services for our members.
Do I lose my Medicare when I join?
No. You must be entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B in order to join our plan. While you are a member of this plan, you will show your CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan ID card at the pharmacy. Keep your red, white, and blue Medicare card in a safe place in case you need it later.
When can I enroll?
Most people are eligible to enroll in Medicare when they turn 65, although some people are eligible before age 65 due to a disability. You can submit an application for our plan beginning 3 months prior to your Medicare A and/or B effective date and your plan will begin on the same day as your Medicare.
There may be other times when you can change your plan - for example, if you move out of your plan's service area, you would have a special election period to choose a plan in your new area.
You can also change plans each year during the Annual Election Period. The Annual Election Period is October 15 through December 7 - any plan changes you make during this time go into effect January 1.
There is also a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 through March 31. During this time, you may enroll in another Medicare Advantage plan or disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare – you may make only one election during this period.
For more information on when and how to enroll, please call us.
What about medical benefits?
A Part D plan like CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan covers outpatient prescription drugs. Your medical services would be covered by Original Medicare.
What are my disenrollment rights and responsibilities?
You may end your membership in our plan only during certain times of the year, known as enrollment periods. All members have the opportunity to leave the plan during the Annual Enrollment Period and during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. In certain situations, you may also be eligible to leave the plan at other times of the year. Until your membership ends, you must keep getting your drugs through our plan. Chapter 10 of the 2019 Evidence of Coverage provides information about ending your membership. Click here for more information regarding Disenrollment.
Although Medicare is a Federal program, CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan is available only to individuals who live in our plan service area. To stay a member of our plan, you must keep living in this service area.
The CommunityCare Prescription Drug Plan service area includes: State of Oklahoma
If you plan to move out of the service area, please contact Customer Service at 918-594-5202.