Almost 65? Here’s what you need to know
If you’re turning 65 or getting close to it, you will likely become eligible for Medicare. As a DTE Retiree and HAP member, you are automatically eligible to receive medical benefit coverage through our HAP Senior Plus Medicare Advantage plan.
You must enroll in Original Medicare and Parts A and B
To continue to receive your health benefits through HAP, you must enroll in Original Medicare and Parts A and B prior to the month you turn 65. You will then be automatically enrolled in our Senior Plus plan.
- As a reminder, Part A covers hospital insurance and Part B covers medical insurance.
- There are no enrollment forms to complete. You will receive a new HAP Senior Plus ID card prior to your birthday. You can put your red, white and blue Medicare card away in a safe place and begin using your new HAP Senior Plus ID card the first day of the month in which you turn 65.
- Your new Senior Plus HMO Medicare Advantage plan operates very similar to your current HAP HMO plan. Your covered dependents will remain in their current plan.
If you are Medicare eligible and haven’t enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, it’s important that you contact your local Social Security office to enroll. To ensure a smooth transition to your new HAP plan, this should occur within the three months prior to your birthday month.
If you do not enroll in Original Medicare and Parts A and B, you will no longer be eligible for HAP coverage. It will end the first of the month in which you turn 65.
If you have any questions, please call the HAP Senior Plus customer service department at 866-766-4712.