Passport Advantage (HMO SNP) will expand into 12 more counties starting in January 2019

Passport Advantage (HMO SNP) is going to be expanding its service area to 12 additional counties, effective January 1, 2019.

PAD logoThe application was approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) to expand the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Dual Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) to 12 additional counties. Currently, Passport Advantage covers residents of Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, and Nelson counties who have both Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Starting January 1, 2019, Passport Advantage will be available to residents of the following counties:

  • Breckinridge
  • Bullitt
  • Carroll
  • Grayson
  • Hardin
  • Henry
  • Jefferson
  • Larue
  • Marion
  • Meade
  • Nelson
  • Oldham
  • Shelby
  • Spencer
  • Trimble
  • Washington

For more information, please go online to passportadvantage.com or call toll-free 1-844-859-6152.

Passport Hosts Member-Education Sessions in Leitchfield and Radcliff

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates in central Kentucky have a number of opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Paul Delaney, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting Member Education Sessions for Passport members in which they will learn valuable information about their benefits, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Sessions are held:

  • Every 1st Tuesday of the month at Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry, 2203 Brandenburg Rd., Leitchfield
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lifeline Assembly of God Church, 1116 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff

For specific times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Paul at (502) 909-4043 or paul.delaney@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Passport Health Plan creates new Medicare Advantage program called “Passport Advantage” to serve Central Kentucky

Passport Advantage HMO SNP LogoPassport Health Plan is proud to announce that it has received full approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create and run a Medicare Advantage (MA)/Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug (MA-PD) program to offer medical and pharmacy benefits to people who have both Kentucky Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

The program – which will be called “Passport Advantage” – will be available to residents of Bullitt, Jefferson, Hardin, and Nelson counties who have both Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

“Passport temporarily exited the Medicare Advantage business at the end of 2011 to focus on our Medicaid product delivery and service. Doing so allowed us to gain record growth while maintaining the highest NCQA ranking for any Medicaid plan in Kentucky,” said Passport Health Plan CEO Mark B. Carter. “By returning to the Medicare Advantage market with the Passport Advantage product, we will be able to provide improved care and continuity using the same providers for people eligible for Medicaid and Medicare benefits.”

To read a press release about this new program, click here. Or visit PassportAdvantage.com to learn more.

 

Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 Phone Service Helps Kentuckians Find the Services they Need

United Way LogoFor people in Central Kentucky who are looking to find community resources and programs, a great tool is the 2-1-1 phone service provided by the Metro United Way , which serves the counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.

Passport Health Plan has long been a supporter and partner of the Metro United Way, and is proud of the work they are doing to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.

For people living in those counties looking for resources to help them face life challenges, a quick phone call to 2-1-1 will put them in touch with a referral service to directs them to the appropriate service provider. Those services include:

  • Quality childcare
  • Help with utilities and rent payments
  • Assistance preparing taxes
  • Facing foreclosure
  • Adequate food, clothing or shelter for you or someone you know
  • Job training services

More than 500,000 people in our community have used the 2-1-1 help referral service since its inception nine years ago. Should the 2-1-1 number not work from your phone, an alternative number to dial is 1-877-566-4968. For questions or more information, contact Glen Powell at glen.powell@metrounitedway.org or go online to metrounitedway.org.