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What Happens After I Enroll?

Once you join a UVM Health Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan, you will receive these things by mail:

A confirmation letter from MVP Health Care in about 10 days, letting you know we received your application and that Medicare has approved your enrollment in your UVM Health Advantage Medicare Advantage plan.

  • You can use this letter at doctor appointments until your UVM Health Advantage Member ID card arrives.

Your UVM Health Advantage Member ID card

  • Always carry and show your UVM Health Advantage membership card when you visit your doctor, pharmacy, or dentist.
  • Keep your Medicare card at home for your records.

A verification letter from MVP Health Care, if you are leaving an employer group plan – as required by Medicare to verify that you are familiar with the terms of your new health plan.

A note about prior authorization

Prior authorization is a process in which MVP Health Care works with you and your doctors to make sure you receive medically-necessary, high-quality medical treatment at a reasonable cost. Some services require prior authorization by MVP Health Care regardless of whether these services are given by MVP Health Care contracted or non-contracted providers.

Some examples of services needing prior authorization include:

  • Diagnostic services, such as CT scans and MRIs
  • Admissions to transitional care units, acute rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Home care services
  • Implants and internal prosthetics
  • Select prescription drugs

Most often, your family doctor will begin the process and request authorization whenever it is needed. If you need or want a medical service not available from a provider who contracts with UVM Health Advantage, you may refer yourself to a non-contracted provider. 

Remember that it may cost you more to receive medical services from a provider who is not contracted with UVM Health Advantage.

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UVM Health Advantage Plan Guides

UVM Health Advantage Plan Guides are here to help.

Get expert guidance to help you understand your options, find the right plan and make sure your transition to your new plan goes smoothly with no disruption to your care.

1-833-368-4592 (TTY 711)

Seven days a week, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern Time
April 1-September 30, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

UVM Health Advantage plans are insured and
administered by MVP Health Care®.

MVP Health Care offers Medicare Advantage plans in the following counties: Vermont- Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor counties. New York - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence counties

MVP Health Plan, Inc. is an HMO-POS/PPO/MSA organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in MVP Health Plan depends on contract renewal Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat MVP Health Plan members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. MVP virtual care services through Gia are available at no cost-share for most members. In-person visits and referrals are subject to cost-share per plan. Members’ direct or digital provider visits may be subject to co-pay/cost-share per plan. Regulatory restrictions may apply. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call, 1-833-825-5886 (TTY 711).

Health benefit plans are issued by MVP Health Plan, Inc., an operating subsidiary of MVP Health Care, Inc. Not all plans available in all states and counties.

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Other physicians/providers are available in the MVP Health Care network.

Last updated: 10/1/2021