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How to join OptumCare

Here’s how to join OptumCare if you have Medicare.

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How can I start seeing an OptumCare doctor?

If you want to see an OptumCare primary care doctor, there are two steps you’ll need to take.

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If you have a Medicare Advantage plan:

1.    Ask the plan if you can switch to a primary care doctor who is part of OptumCare.

2.    Choose an OptumCare primary care doctor.

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If you don't have a Medicare Advantage plan:

1.     Choose a plan that includes OptumCare in its network.

2.     Choose an OptumCare primary care doctor.

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How do my plan, my doctor and my network all work together?

Figuring out how your health plan, medical network and doctor work together can be a challenge. What’s the difference between what your health plan does and what your network does? How do they both work with your doctor? We’ve created a graphic to help make it clear.

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Questions about Medicare — talk to an agent

If you want to learn more about Medicare Advantage plans, there’s help. We can connect you with a licensed insurance agent. You can get answers to your questions and learn about plans in your area. 

Call:

Optum Sales Support Center 
Toll-free 1-844-368-9564
Mon.–Fri.: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. local time

A representative from Optum® Sales Support Center can connect you with a licensed insurance agent in your area to review your health insurance plan options.* 

Get answers to Medicare questions online

Find answers to many common questions.

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Get information directly from Medicare

Visit medicare.gov. Or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

*Optum Sales Support Center connects Medicare beneficiaries with resources including licensed insurance agents that sell Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans.

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