2023 Plan Benefits

2023 Plan Benefits and Cost Sharing

For the benefit year of 2023 here is what you’ll get and what you will pay:


  • Doctor Visit: $0
  • Vision care: Up to $350 limit every twelve months for eyeglasses (frames). Lenses are separately reimbursable based on prior approval and medical necessity.
  • Contact Lenses are covered up to $350 every twelve months in lieu of eyeglasses (Lenses and Frames).
  • Inpatient Hospital Care: $0
  • Home Health Agency Care: $0
  • Ambulance Services: $0
  • Transportation: $0. Including bus pass. Call our transportation vendor Call the Car (CTC) at 866-880-3654, for TTY users, call your relay service or California Relay Service at 711. For reservations call Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm (PST). Call at least 5 days before your appointment.
  • Diagnostic Tests, X-Rays & Lab Services: $0
  • Durable Medical Equipment: $0
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS): $0
  • Community Based Adult Services (CBAS): $0
  • Long Term Care that includes custodial care and facility: $0
  • Utilities allowance of $40 for covered utilities. You must qualify for this benefit. "The benefits mentioned are a part of special supplemental program for the chronically ill. Not all members qualify."

You pay nothing for a one-month or long term-supply of drugs

With IEHP DualChoice, you pay nothing for covered drugs as long as you follow the plan’s rules.

  • Tier 1 drugs are: generic, brand and biosimilar drugs. They have a copay of $0.

After your coverage begins with IEHP DualChoice, you must receive medical services and prescription drug services in the IEHP DualChoice network.


To learn more about the plan’s benefits, cost-sharing, applicable conditions and limitations, refer to the 2023 IEHP DualChoice Member Handbook, updated 09/16/22.

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Plan Premium

With "Extra Help," there is no plan premium for IEHP DualChoice.

Plan Deductible

There is no deductible for IEHP DualChoice.

Because you are eligible for Medi-Cal, you qualify for and are getting “Extra Help” from Medicare to pay for your prescription drug plan costs. You do not need to do anything further to get this Extra Help. 


You may be able to get extra help to pay for your prescription drug premiums and costs. To see if you qualify for getting extra help, you can contact:

How to get care coordination

Do you need help getting the care you need? A care team can help you. A care team may include your doctor, a care coordinator or other health person that you choose. A care coordinator is a person who is trained to help you manage the care you need. You will get a care coordinator when you enroll in IEHP DualChoice. This person will also refer you to community resources, if IEHP DualChoice does not provide the services that you need.


To speak with a care coordinator, please call IEHP DualChoice Member Services at 1-877-273-IEHP (4347), 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (PST), 7 days a week, including holidays. TTY users should call 1-800-718-IEHP (4347).

Prior Authorization and Out of Network Coverage

What kinds of medical care and other services can you get without getting approval in advance from your Primary Care Provider (PCP) in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP)? You can get services such as those listed below without getting approval in advance from your Primary Care Provider (PCP).

  • Routine women’s health care, which includes breast exams, screening mammograms (X-rays of the breast), Pap tests and pelvic exams as long as you get them from a network provider.
  • Flu shots as long as you get them from a network provider.
  • Emergency services from network providers or from out-of-network providers.
  • Urgently needed care from in-network providers or from out-of-network providers when network providers are temporarily unavailable or inaccessible, e.g., when you are temporarily outside of the plan’s service area.
  • Kidney dialysis services that you get at a Medicare-certified dialysis facility when you are temporarily outside the plan’s service area. (If possible, please call IEHP DualChoice Member Services before you leave the service area so we can help arrange for you to have maintenance dialysis while you are away.)

How to get care from specialists and other network providers

A specialist is a doctor who provides health care services for a specific disease or part of the body. There are many kinds of specialists. Here are a few examples:

  • Oncologists care for patients with cancer.
  • Cardiologists care for patients with heart conditions.
  • Orthopedists care for patients with certain bone, joint or muscle conditions.

You will usually see your PCP first for most of your routine healthcare needs such as physical checkups, immunization, etc. When your PCP thinks that you need specialized treatment or supplies, your PCP will need to get prior authorization (i.e., prior approval) from your Plan and/or medical group. This is called a referral. Your PCP will send a referral to your plan or medical group. It is very important to get a referral (approval in advance) from your PCP before you see a Plan specialist or certain other providers. If you don’t have a referral (approval in advance) before you get services from a specialist, you may have to pay for these services yourself. PCPs are usually linked to certain hospitals and specialists. When you choose a PCP, it also determines what hospital and specialist you can use. 

What if a specialist or another network provider leaves our plan?

Sometimes a specialist, clinic, hospital or other network provider you are using might leave the plan. When a provider leaves a network, we will mail you a letter informing you about your new provider. If you prefer a different one, please call IEHP DualChoice Member Services and we can assist you in finding and selecting another provider.

How to get care from out-of-network providers

When your doctor recommends services that are not available in our network, you can receive these services by an out-of-network provider. In order to receive out-of-network services, your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or Specialist must submit a referral request to your plan or medical group. All requests for out-of-network services must be approved by your medical group prior to receiving services.


IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is a HMO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in IEHP DualChoice (HMO D-SNP) is dependent on contract renewal. This is not a complete list. 

Information on this page is current as of October 1, 2022.