Anthem and Maine Medical Center Contract Information

As you probably have heard, Maine Medical Center (MMC) has announced its intention to leave the Anthem network on January 1, 2023. We note that MMC and Anthem have been negotiating their contract for a few months and both parties are continuing to mediate their contract concerns. Since the effective date of this change is nine months away, we remain hopeful that both parties can work out their differences and that MMC will remain in the network. We are monitoring the situation on behalf of our members and employer groups, and we are looking into contingency plans in the event an agreement cannot be reached. We will continue to be in close contact with Anthem management.

We understand the concerns raised by this announcement and this potential change. As this has just been announced, we appreciate your patience as we maneuver this evolving situation.

For the latest updates please visit:  https://www.mmeht.org/anthem-and-maine-medical-center-contract-dispute/

Forms 1095-B will be arriving soon

As required by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Trust will be sending out Forms 1095-B to all employees (including retirees and COBRA participants) who were covered under a Health Trust health plan during calendar year 2021. The 1095-B forms provide information on each individual (employee and dependents) who had health coverage through the Trust in 2021, including which months they were covered. Forms will be mailed prior to the March 2, 2022 deadline.

The 1095-B forms provide information that may assist you in preparing your taxes, however they do not need to be filed with the tax returns. The IRS has stated that taxpayers need not wait for these forms, and should file their returns as they normally would. Copies of all of the forms will be filed with the IRS by the Health Trust, through its eligibility vendor.

If you have any questions about your Form 1095-B, please contact the Billing & Enrollment staff at 1-800-452-8786, or htbilling@memun.com.

At Home COVID Test Kits

Did you know that you can submit a claim to your medical insurance for reimbursement of the purchase cost of an At Home COVID-19 test kit? Your medical insurance plan with Anthem covers for COVID testing, including home or self-administered tests. Reimbursement is limited to eight tests per covered member per month.

In order to receive reimbursement, you need to submit a claim form and a legible store receipt that shows the description of the item purchased.  The Anthem claim form can be found on our website here and it includes the mailing address for claims. You can also submit a claim form through the www.Anthem.com website or the Anthem Sydney app.

Members participating in the Retiree Group Companion Plan may also submit for reimbursement of At Home COVID-19 test kits purchased on or after January 15, 2022.

The U.S. Government is also providing four At Home COVID-19 test kits per household at no charge. You can sign up to receive these at https://www.covidtests.gov/

 

See Your Health Care Information Online

You can get instant access to your health plan information at www.anthem.com or with Sydney, Anthem’s new mobile app.

Using the website or the app, you can securely check claims, locate a doctor, refill a prescription, and find many other helpful ways to manage your health care.

Your current medical ID card is also available for quick viewing right on your mobile device using the Sydney app.  This is especially helpful if you are uncertain if you have the newest version.

From your computer: Go to Anthem.com/register and set up a username and password. You will be prompted to set your email preferences and complete your registration.

From your mobile device: Download the free Sydney mobile app and select Register. You will confirm your identity and create a username and password. You will then be prompted to set your email preferences and complete your registration.

If you need help signing up for the website or mobile app, you may call Anthem Website Technical Support at 1-866-755-2680.

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