MUS Medicare Advantage Program (MAP)
MUS MAP, the medicare advantage health plan offered through New West Heath Services represents an attractive and less expensive alternative to the conventional Choices among the MUS health insurance options for medicare retirees. The MUS MAP is essentially original Medicare offered in enhanced form by a private insurance company. The enhanced plan effectively combines original Medicare and supplementary insurance coverage into a single policy eliminating the necessity of secondary coverage such as that provided by MUS Choices.
To be eligible for the MUS MAP plan, you must be a MUS retiree, you and your spouse must have Medicare Parts A and B, you must pay the Medicare Part B premium and you must reside in Montana for at least six months per year. An enhanced comprehensive Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is included in the MUS MAP offering for a total monthly premium of $225 per person, $450 per couple.
MUS MAP members have limited access to wellness programs. See the Choices Retiree Annual Benefits Enrollment Workbook for more details.
Additional information about Medicare Advantage Plans generally and the MUS MAP plan specifically can be obtained by consulting your annual “Medicare and You” book; the Medicare Website at Medicare.gov; your Retiree Benefits Enrollment Workbook or at New West 1-888-873-8049.
** Please note this medical option will be terminating December 31, 2016 due to New West Medicare exiting the Medicare market.