Medicare enrollees, learn about two new PEBB medical plans
Starting in January 2021, the PEBB Program will add two new Medicare Advantage PPO plans with prescription drug coverage (MAPD). These plans are administered by UnitedHealthcare. They will be available nationwide to PEBB retirees and PEBB Continuation Coverage (COBRA) members enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. Members will be able to see any provider who accepts Medicare.
MAPD plans provide all of the benefits under Medicare Part A and Part B (called Original Medicare), as well as Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Many Medicare Advantage plans — including the new PEBB plans — also offer more benefits than Original Medicare, such as vision and hearing coverage, gym membership, and alternative medicine.