Orange County Duals Demonstration Passive Enrollment Set to Begin August 1


Passive enrollment for the Medicare/Medi-Cal duals demonstration will begin on August 1, 2015, in Orange County. If patients do nothing, they will automatically be enrolled in Cal Optima, Orange County’s County Organized Health System, for their Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits. Affected patients will be notified by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) 90, 60 and 30 days prior to their enrollment date, which means the first enrollee notices should have gone out around May 1. The member-specific Choice Booklet will be released in conjunction with the 60-day prior notice in June. This enrollment period rolls out all at one time and is not dependent on birth month, as was the case in other counties.

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