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As 2018 is winding down, our team is busy preparing for the upcoming Medicare Annual Election Period.  This is also the time of year when our team begins to learn about changes that take effect on January 1st, 2019.  For example, one of these changes is that CMS has now approved Premera Blue Cross acquiring Soundpath Health’s Medicare Advantage contracts effective January 1st, 2019.

Another change we have learned about is regarding Family Care Network and the insurers they contract with.  Family Care Network has announced that starting on January 1st, they will no longer be contracting with Soundpath Health nor Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans.  VibrantUSA is working closely with the team at Family Care Network to make sure we have all the necessary information to support their patients and our customers with this change.

Family Care Network will announce their list of contracted plans and options for 2019 on October 1st, 2018.  The good news is that VibrantUSA is able to represent every plan option that Family Care Network will be contracted with in 2019 and will be able to help seniors review all of their options.  The Medicare Annual Election Period begins on October 15th and concludes on December 7th.

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If you would like some help understanding how this announcement impacts you and what your options are for 2019, click any of the buttons below for assistance.

We have put together a FAQ section below:

I am currently a Soundpath Health Medicare Advantage Member, do I need to find a new Medicare Advantage plan for 2019?

Both Soundpath Health and Premera Blue Cross have said that you can remain on your current plan for 2019 if you wish.  However, if you are a patient at Family Care Network and/or wish to be able to see Family Care Network providers in 2019 you will need to be on one of their contracted plans starting on January 1st.

You can reach our agents here on our website, by email at info@vibrantusa.com, or by phone at 866-733-5111.

I am currently a Family Care Network Patient and on a Medicare Advantage Plan, do I need to change plans for 2019?

Not necessarily.  If you are currently a Soundpath Health Medicare Advantage member, your plan will not be accepted by Family Care Network in 2019 and should you want to continue to see Family Care Network providers you would need to be a member of one of their contracted plans for 2019.

Family Care Network’s contracted plans for 2019 will be available for review and discussion starting on October 1st, 2018 at which point you can assess all of your options.

You can reach our agents here on our website, by email at info@vibrantusa.com, or by phone at 866-733-5111.

If I am current Soundpath Health Medicare Advantage Member and do not want to change plans, is that OK?

Of course!  So long as your plan remains available year over year, you can remain on your plan and our team would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have on this process.  One of the caveats here for 2019 that you need to pay attention to is that the network for your current plan in 2018 may not be the same as they will be in 2019.

If you are a Soundpath Health member and a patient at Family Care Network, it is important to understand that you will not be able to see the providers at Family Care Network in 2019 unless you are on one of their contracted plans.

You can reach our agents here on our website, by email at info@vibrantusa.com, or by phone at 866-733-5111.

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