CareOregon Advantage Benefit Changes to Medicare Advantage Program

CareOregon Advantage is providing a new benefit in 2014 for members who have both Medicare and Medicaid. The benefit for CareOregon Advantage Plus HMO-POS SNP members—those qualified for and receiving benefits from both Medicare and Medicaid—is a $40 debit card renewing monthly that they may use to purchase covered non-prescription pharmacy items. The cards will be honored at any Rite Aid or Walgreens pharmacy. Allowable purchases include a long list of health-related items that may not be covered by a prescription formulary.