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Medicare Part D Hole Will Close 2019

WellCare PDP is consolidating from 6 plan offerings down to 3 plan offerings in 2022. They are reducing the number of plans due to CMS limits on the number of PDPs a plan sponsor is allowed to offer. WellCare was allowed a two-year transition period as part of the Aetna PDP acquisition, which allowed them to offer 6 plans, and the flexibility expires for plan year 2022.

Members enrolled in plans impacted by the consolidation will be automatically mapped to their new plan for 2022. Members will be notified of the plan consolidation beginning in September via the Annual Notice of Change (ANOC). More notifications will follow when agents can present the full 2022 plan details starting October 1, 2021.

2021 WellCare Plan Name 2022 WellCare Plan Name
WellCare Medicare Rx Select S5810Mapped toWellCare Value Plus S4802
WellCare Wellness Rx S4802Mapped toWellCare Value Script S4802
WellCare Medicare Rx Saver S5810Mapped toWellCare Classic S4802

And also due to the merger, starting in 2022, HealthNet plan will have a new logo (see above) and brand, which is WellCare by HealthNet. WellCare and HealthNet are owned by Centene Corporation.

Contact me if you have any questions on this or would like to shop around for a new Part D plan this AEP.

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