What Is Medicare Advantage OTC Card?

What Is Medicare Advantage OTC Card Coverage?

Certain Medicare Advantage plans offer beneficiaries a unique way to buy over the counter products: a pre-paid card!

These cards can be used to purchase most OTC products and medications.

How do I get an OTC card?

Once you receive your new OTC card, activate your card by calling 1‑888‑682‑2400 and enter your Card Number and your ArchCare Advantage Member ID when prompted. You can also activate your card by visiting www.myotccard.com.

What is a OTC card?

Fidelis Care offers members a pre-paid debit card that is replenished monthly (check your Evidence of Coverage document to determine if you qualify for the card). It can be used to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) eligible items that help treat injuries or illness.

Can I buy food with OTC card?

Select OTC items can be purchased: In-Store – to use your OTC card in store, simply purchase eligible items and use the card as your form of payment.

What are OTC benefits?

The supplemental benefit of Over-the-Counter medications and supplies can help you save money on over 100 items like pain relievers, cold medications, dental care and first aid supplies. To see a complete list of covered OTC items, view the: 2019 Over-the-Counter (OTC) Form.

Can I buy laundry detergent with my OTC card?

Laundry detergent. You can use your OTC card for covered items at participating local retailers and stores: CVS.

How does an OTC card work?

Once activated, you can use your OTC Card for eligible purchases at participating retailers. No PIN or signature is required for in-store purchases — it works just like a pre-paid card. Go to the checkout lanes, and simply swipe the card for payment. You may also order OTC items by calling Member Services.

What can I buy with OTC card?

Here are 10 things you didn’t know you could buy with your OTC card:

  • Laundry detergent.
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes.
  • Shampoo.
  • Over-the-counter medicines.
  • Groceries.
  • Shaving cream and razors.
  • Bathroom cleaners.
  • Food storage bags.

Can I use my OTC card at Dollar Tree?

You already use your OTC Network Card to pay for everyday items. Now you can also use it to save money. SHOP at participating stores – Walmart, Walgreens/Duane Reade, CVS Pharmacy, Family Dollar and Fred’s Pharmacy.

Can you take money off a OTC card?

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Cash Withdrawals. You can withdraw cash from your Akimbo Card account at many financial institutions. These are “Over-the-Counter” or OTC cash withdrawals.

How do I get a Healthfirst OTC card?

If you purchased approved OTC items and couldn’t use your Healthfirst OTC Card, you may submit an Over-the-Counter (OTC) Reimbursement Claim Form. This form is available at www.healthfirst.org/medicare or by calling Member Services at 1-888-260-1010 (TTY/TDD 1-888-542-3821), 7 days a week, 8am–8pm.

How do I order OTC WellCare?

Or der online at www.wellcare.com/medicare. Log in using your member ID number and date of birth. You can find your member ID number on your WellCare/Easy Choice member ID Card. Mak e sure to order your items each month or quarter.

Does Medicare pay for Ensure?

Medicare does not provide coverage for nutritional products when orally consumed in the outpatient or homecare setting. In most cases, Medicare Part B pays a percentage of health care costs, usually 80%, and the patient is responsible for paying the remainder out of pocket or through supplemental health care programs.

What are OTC products with examples?

Popular examples include pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), cough suppressants such as dextromethorphan (Robitussin) and antihistamines like loratadine (Claritin 24H). These drugs are usually located on shelves in pharmacies, grocery stores, and even in gas stations.

Does Medicare cover OTC items?

Generally, your Medicare drug plan only covers prescription drugs and won’t pay for over-the-counter drugs, like aspirin or laxatives. Your Medicare drug plan will only cover prescription drugs that are on its formulary (drug list), unless it’s covered by an exception.

Are OTC drugs covered by insurance?

A drug that is sold over the counter may still have a prescription counterpart that is covered by insurance, and the insurer can be consulted to compare out-of-pocket costs for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Currently, most insurance companies do not cover over-the-counter drugs.