The UniCare State Indemnity Plan/PLUS is a PPO-type plan that provides access to all Massachusetts physicians and hospitals and out-of-state UniCare providers at 100% coverage, after a copayment. Out-of-state non-UniCare providers have 80% coverage of allowed charges. To avoid additional non-Massachusetts provider charges, contact UniCare to find doctors and hospitals in your area who participate in UniCare’s national Anthem and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) network. Members are encouraged to select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) to manage their care and pay a lower copay if they see a Centered Care PCP. Contact the plan to find out if your PCP is a Centered Care provider.
The behavioral health benefits of this plan, administered by Beacon Health Options, offer you a choice of using network providers and paying a copayment, or seeking care from out-of-network providers at higher out-of-pocket costs. Beacon also offers EAP services. Prescription drug benefits are administered by CVS Caremark.
Specialist and Hospital Tiering
UniCare tiers Massachusetts specialists based on quality and/or cost efficiency. Members pay lower office visit copays when they see Tier 1 and Tier 2 specialists. Contact the plan to see how a physician is rated.
The plan also tiers hospitals based on quality and/or cost; members pay a lower inpatient hospital and outpatient surgery copay when they use Tier 1 or Tier 2 hospitals. Contact the plan to see which tier your hospital is in.
Plan Contact Information
Contact the plan for additional information on participating providers and benefits.
Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder and EAP Benefits:
Beacon Health Options 1.855.750.8950
Prescription Drug Benefits
1.877.876.7214 TDD: 1-800-238-0756
CVS Caremark for Existing Members
CVS Caremark for Prospective Members
$500 per individual/$1,000 per family.
Prescription Drug Deductible
$100 per individual/$200 per family
In-Network Out-Of-Pocket Maximum
Medical and Behavioral Heath:
$4,000 per individual: $8,000 per family.
$1,500 per individual: $3,000 per family.
In-Network Copays Effective July 1, 2017
Primary Care Providers Office Visit
$15 per visit for Centered Care PCPs
$20 per visit
Most covered at 100% - no copay
Specialist Office Visit
UniCare tiers Massachusetts specialists based on quality and/or cost efficiency. Contact the plan to see how your provider is rated.
***Tier 1 (excellent): $30 per visit
**Tier 2 (good): $60 per visit
*Tier 3 (standard): $90 per visit
Retail Clinic and Urgent Care Center
$20 per visit
Outpatient Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Care (See the attached grid UniCare PLUS for additional benefit details.)
$20 per visit
Beacon also offers EAP services.
Inpatient Hospital Care - Medical
UniCare tiers hospitals based on quality and/or cost
(Maximum one copay per person per calendar year quarter; waived if readmitted within 30 days in the same calendar year)
Tier 1: $275 per admission
Tier 2: $500 per admission
Tier 3: $1,500 per admission
Contact the plan to see which tier your hospital is in.
UniCare’s outpatient surgery copay is based on the hospital’s tier, with Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals having the same outpatient surgery copay (Maximum one copay per person per calendar year quarter).
Tier 1 and Tier 2: $110 per occurrence
Tier 3: $250 per occurrence
High-Tech Imaging (e.g., MRI, PET and CT scans) (Maximum one copay per day)
$100 per scan
$100 per visit (waived if admitted)
Retail Mail Order up to 90-day supply:
up to 30-day supply:
Tier 1: $10 Tier 1: $25
Tier 2: $30 Tier 2: $75
Tier 3: $65 Tier 3: $165
Who is Eligible?
Employees, Retirees, Survivors, and their eligible dependents without Medicare are eligible.
Where You Live Determines Which Plan You May Enroll In
The UniCare State Indemnity Plan/PLUS is available throughout Massachusetts.
The plan is also available in the following other states:
Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
The UniCare State Indemnity Plan/PLUS is available only in certain parts of the following state; contact the plan to find out if you live in the service area:
FY17 UniCare State Indemnity Plan/PLUS Handbook file size 2MB - series 4
This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .