Group MedicareBlue Rx Resources
|State of Iowa Group Retiree Application||2021 Group Formulary|
|Wellmark Automatic Payment Authorization||CVS/caremark Mail Service Order Form|
|Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx|
|Group MedicareBlue Rx EFT form|
Medicare Parts A and B pay for many, but not all, health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Insurance policy helps pay some of the health care costs that Parts A and B don’t cover, like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.
The State offers both Group Program F and Group Program N to Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents. The designs of Group Program F and Group Program N are identical to the Medicare Supplement Plan F and N that you can purchase individually. Group Program F and Group Program N provide extensive coverage in supplementing your Medicare coverage. They have national coverage with any healthcare provider that accepts Medicare.
You are eligible to enroll in Group Program F and Group Program N if you are a Medicare-eligible State of Iowa retiree or a Medicare-eligible surviving spouse of a retiree. If you currently have family coverage and you enroll in Group Program F and Group Program N, your dependents must also enroll in Group Program F or Group Program N. If your dependents are not eligible for Medicare, they cannot enroll in Group Program F or Group Program N and they would be dropped from your coverage. Covered dependents are not allowed to stay on the regular State of Iowa insurance plans if you move to Group Program F or Group Program N. If your spouse or dependent is eligible for Medicare, but you are not, they cannot enroll in Group Program F or Group Program N until you, the retiree, are also eligible for Medicare and enroll in Group Program F or Group Program N.
This chart shows basic information about the different benefits Group Program F and Group Program N policies cover. If a percentage appears, the program covers that percentage of the benefit for eligible Medicare expenses. YOU must pay the rest.
|Benefits||F Pays||N Pays|
|Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospital costs (up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are used)||100%||100%|
|Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment||100%||100%*|
|Blood (first 3 pints)||100%||100%|
|Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment||100%||100%|
|Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance||100%||100%|
|Part A deductible||100%||100%|
|Part B deductible||100%||0%|
|Part B excess charges||100%||0%|
|Foreign travel emergency (up to plan limits)||80%||80%|
*Group Program N pays 100 percent of the Part B coinsurance, except for a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to a $50 copayment for emergency room visits not resulting in an inpatient admission.
Group Plan F and Group Plan N only cover Medicare-eligible expenses that are not paid by Medicare. As long as Medicare covers the service, it will be covered by Group Program F or Group Program N. Group Program F and Group Program N offer some additional coverage for travel outside the country that Medicare does not cover. You should read the Medicare and You book you received from Medicare and check with Medicare before scheduling services to be sure they will be paid.
- Lower monthly premiums than the traditional State of Iowa plans.
- Benefits that are more in line with the benefits and services that Medicare covers.
- No network restrictions, you can see any provider who accepts Medicare.
- Ability to move back to the regular State of Iowa plans (Iowa Choice, National Choice) during the next enrollment and change period.
- Enroll midyear if you need to wait for everyone on your plan to become eligible for Medicare.
- Includes a foreign travel benefit.
If both you and your spouse are Medicare-eligible, you and your spouse can:
- Both enroll in Group Program F, or
- Both enroll in Group Program N, or
- One enrolls in Group Program F and the other enrolls in Group Program N.
Complete two applications:
- Wellmark's State of Iowa Group Retiree Application (Indicate if you want to enroll in Group Program F or Group Program N.)
- Group MedicareBlue Rx PDP Application (Complete a new Group MedicareBlue Rx Application even if you are already enrolled in Group MedicareBlue Rx).
Your spouse will also need to complete both the State of Iowa Employer Group Retiree Program N and F Application and the Group MedicareBlue Rx PDP application.
You may be able to get extra help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for extra help, call:
Social Security Administration
Your State Medicaid Office
Contact the Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise at 866.895.2464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need additional information.
The Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise is providing this information about the State of Iowa’s benefits. The information on this web page is subject to change. Nothing herein shall be construed as a guarantee of benefits. This webpage is not a complete description of the State of Iowa’s benefit plans. Nothing on this web page supersedes or changes any of the terms and conditions of any plan documents, insurance policies, or other legal agreements. If the wording in this web page contradicts any plan documents, laws, regulations, administrative rules, insurance policies, or other legal agreements, the wording in the official documents and agreements will govern.