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FirstCare Advantage (HMO)
The rising costs of health care and prescription drugs are sending medical expenses higher and higher. FirstCare Advantage (HMO) was created for the needs of West Texans. In partnership with Medicare, our plans are designed to offer affordable, flexible and simple plans to understand and use. We provide access to a large network of doctors and hospitals providing the best care available.
Welcome to the FirstCare Medicare Advantage (HMO) home page. The links in the blue sidebar on your right will lead you to valuable information about our plan, including: formularies, provider/pharmacy directories, frequently asked questions, and enrollment instructions.
If you click on any link or tab at the top or bottom of the page, you will leave FirstCare’s Medicare website. Clicking on any external links such as www.Medicare.gov or www.tmf.org, will navigate you away from FirstCare’s Medicare website altogether. Before you go to the external site, a warning box will appear to make sure you want to leave. Please click ‘OK’ to continue to the new page or click ‘Cancel’ to stay on the page you are on.
You qualify to become a FirstCare Advantage (HMO) member if:
You are entitled to Medicare Part A, enrolled in Part B, and continue to pay your Part B premium if not otherwise paid by a third party.
You live in the counties:
Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, or Terry
Jones or Taylor
Ector or Midland
We offer a variety of plans, all of which provide the benefits of the Original Medicare Plan, plus additional benefits not offered by Medicare.
To see the plan options in your area choose your region above.
Savings You Can See for Yourself
We invite you to compare for yourself the costs and benefits of Original Medicare with the FirstCare Advantage (HMO) plans. You'll see how much more FirstCare Advantage (HMO) gives you. Feel free to contact us, and a FirstCare Advantage (HMO) representative will gladly sit down with you and compare the plans in greater detail.
Or join us for a Benefits Overview! A FirstCare Advantage (HMO) Representative will be present to answer your questions. Call (800) 229-4969 to find out when the next benifits overview is scheduled!
For TTY or for accommodation of persons with special needs please call TTY 1-800-562-5259. To reach the TTY line using 711, dial 711 and select option 1 for relay. A live agent will come on the line and ask for the FirstCare TTY number (1-800-562-5259). You will then be connected to the FirstCare Health Plans TTY line.
For any questions related to the Medicare Advantage Program:
We are available October 1st- February 14th from 8a.m.-8.p.m. Daily and February 15th-September 30th from 8a.m.-8p.m. Monday through Friday. Members should call:
Prospective members should call:
Lubbock (866) 245-1580
Abilene (866) 245-1580
Midland/Odessa (866) 245-1580
FirstCare Advantage (HMO)
1901 West Loop 289, Suite 9
Lubbock, TX 79407
For more information about Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, visit www.medicare.gov on the web.
FirstCare Advantage (HMO) is a Health Plan with a Medicare Contract which renews annually. Availability of coverage beyond the end of the year is not guaranteed. If Medicare determines during the year that our contract must be terminated, then the plan's members will be notified in advance of the plans termination. You must be entitled to Medicare Part A, be enrolled in Part B, and reside in our service area to be eligible. Enrollment is limited to certian times of the year. Please see eligibility restrictions for more guidance.
If FirstCare Advantage (HMO) terminates the contract with CMS, a notice to all members will be provided within 60 days prior to the termination. If CMS elects to non-renew the FirstCare Advantage (HMO) contract, a notice to all members will be provided within 30 days prior to the termination. The notice will include a list of alternatives available in the area for obtaining Medicare services. In addition, FirstCare Advantage (HMO) will publish a CMS approved notice of the contract termination/non-renewal in the local newspapers.
FirstCare Advantage (HMO) has been approved by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality until 12/31/2016.
This information is available for free in other languages. Please contact our customer service number at 1-866-229-4969 for additional information.
Esta información es disponible en otras lenguas. Por favor llame al servicios de cliente al 1-866-229-4969 para mas información.
You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
FirstCare Advantage (HMO) is a Health plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in FirstCare Advantage (HMO) depends on contract renewal.
H4525_40.60.0.014.141.E CMS Approval 11/13/2013
LAST UPDATED 11/26/2013