We’re here to help you be healthier.

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Ochsner Health Plan is here to help you get and stay healthy. You’ll have reduced barriers to healthcare and rich benefits that go beyond Original Medicare. And these benefits are backed by Ochsner Health, the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South.

Am I eligible for
Ochsner Health Plan?

There are three requirements you must meet to become one of our members. You must:

  • Live within our geographical service area
  • Already be enrolled in Medicare parts A and B
  • Be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States

Once you meet these requirements, please have the following documents ready to enroll:

  • Your current Medicare ID card (red, white and blue card)
  • Insurance card or information for a retiree employer or union plan you intend to keep
  • Emergency contact information if you want to list it (not required)
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Plan Service Area

If you have Medicare and live in our service area, you may be eligible to enroll in one of our plans.

Our service area includes the following parishes:

  • Ascension
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville
  • Jefferson
  • Lafayette
  • Lafourche
  • Livingston
  • Orleans
  • St. Charles
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Martin
  • St. Tammany
  • West Baton Rouge

About Medicare Enrollment

When you’re eligible to enroll in original Medicare, you’re also eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan. If you aren’t automatically enrolled in Medicare parts A and B, you must first contact Medicare to enroll in parts A and B before you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Once you’re enrolled in Medicare parts A and B, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan:

  • When you’re new to Medicare: this is a seven-month period including; three months before your birthday month, the month of your birthday, and three months after your birthday.
  • When you retire and lose group coverage
  • During a designated Medicare election period, such as the Annual Enrollment Period
    (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 of the year before coverage starts)

About Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans are an “all-in-one” alternative to traditional Medicare. These plans are available from private companies such as ours. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves the plans. If you join a Medicare Advantage plan, you still receive traditional Medicare benefits and more at low or no additional cost.

Medicare Advantage plans include both Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Our plan includes Part D (prescription drug coverage) as well.

Our Medicare Advantage plan includes products with no monthly premium and no deductible (not including the standard Medicare Part B premium) for health and prescription drug coverage as well as:

Vision Dental Hearing Fitness Benefits Worldwide Emergency Telehealth

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About Medicare's Star Ratings

For 2024, Ochsner Heal Plan received an overall star rating of 4 out of 5 stars from Medicare.

Click here for Medicare's 2024 Star Ratings Document for Ochsner Health Plan [PDF]

Why Star Ratings Are Important

Medicare rates plans on their health and drug services.
This lets you easily compare plans based on quality and

Star Ratings are based on factors that include:

  • Feedback from members about the plan’s service and care
  • The number of members who left or stayed with the plan
  • The number of complaints Medicare got about the plan
  • Data from doctors and hospitals that work with the plan

More stars mean a better plan – for example, members may get better care and better, faster customer service.

Get More Information on Star Ratings Online

Compare Star Ratings for this and other plans online at medicare.gov/plan-compare.

Questions about this plan?
Contact Ochsner Health Plan 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central time at 855-431-3377 (toll-free) or 711 (TTY), from October 1 to March 31. Our hours of operation from April 1 to September 30 are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central time. Current members please call 833-674-2112 (toll-free) or 711 (TTY).

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