Medicare eligible retirees should be carrying three insurance cards on their person. Specifically, these cards are:
- The UHC (United HealthCare) medical identification card.
- The MagnaCare medical identification card. And,
- The SavRx pharmacy identification card.
Confused about when to utilize each of these cards? The chart below can help.
|MEDICARE ELIGIBLE MEDICAL IDENTIFICATION CARD SERVICE CHART|
|MEDICAL SERVICE TYPE||WHAT CARD TO PRESENT/UTILIZE|
|Hospital Facility||UHC Medical ID Card|
|Physician Office||UHC Medical ID Card|
|Pharmacy||UHC Medicare ID Card and SavRx Card|
|Dental Office||MagnaCare Medical ID Card|
|Vision Exam||UHC Medical Card|
|Vision- Obtaining Glasses, Contacts, Lenz’s & Frames||MagnaCare Medical ID Card|
(Please note what is not listed within the aforementioned chart. Nowhere within that chart do we list the need to present your Medicare card.)
If you lose this newsletter, just remember this chart can also be found:
- Within the Spring 2021 newsletter,
- Hanging on the refrigerators of diligent Local 697 retiree participants everywhere, and,
- Explained within the Winter 2020 newsletter.
Lastly, we are proud to announce that this chart has been voted “Best in Class” of all charts issued by the Benefit Funds this year by the loyal reader of this quarterly publication. Thanks Mom!