In October 2020, the University of Maryland Medical System and BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) entered into a five-year partnership to provide Medicaid and Medicare health plans to Maryland residents. This collaboration allows UMMS and CareFirst to improve healthy equity in the community.

Plan name changes will occur by the end of 2021:

  • University of Maryland Health Partners will become CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan Maryland
  • University of Maryland Health Advantage will become CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage

Patients will still be able to receive care from UMMS network providers.

University of Maryland Health Partners

To become CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan Maryland

University of Maryland Health Partners is a Medicaid Managed Care Organization that serves members in the Maryland HealthChoice program.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) provides Medical Assistance, also called Medicaid coverage to individuals determined to be categorically eligible or medically needy.

Medicaid coverage is automatically given to individuals receiving certain other public assistance, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Foster Care.

University of Maryland Health Advantage

To become CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage

University of Maryland Health Advantage is an all-inclusive Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan that includes hospital, medical and prescription drugs plus extra benefits.

UMHA Dual (HMO-SNP) is for individuals who qualify for both Medicare (Parts A & B) and Medicaid (not enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care). The best way to learn more about the UMHA Dual plan is to talk to a sales representative – whether you prefer to speak to someone over the phone or talk to a sales representative in person.

Call toll-free 1-844-811-6334 (TTY: 711) to set up a meeting.
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