Welcome to SCAN Venture (HMO)

More saving. More spoiling – with your monthly, Part B premium Give-Back.

Welcome to SCAN Venture (HMO)

We’re so glad you chose SCAN as your Medicare Advantage plan. In addition to the comprehensive coverage and quality care you expect from your healthcare company, SCAN Venture offers something more: money back in your pocket.

SCAN Venture is designed to make your healthcare even more affordable by “giving back” some of your Part B premium each month. It’s sort of like getting a raise on your Social Security check!

Premium “give-back” plans are relatively new to Medicare Advantage, so we know you may have questions. First, there are three things you should know about how the give-back works:

  1. The give-back amount is automatically credited to you. It does not come from SCAN. Instead, it comes through the Social Security Administration.
  2. The give-back will appear as an increase in your Social Security check or as a credit on your Part B premium statement. You will not get a give-back check.
  3. The give-back could take some time to show up. In fact, it could take up to three or four months to appear. Rest assured though you’ll see the full amount owed to you at that time.

You can expect a letter from the SSA once they’ve processed your give-back. The letter will tell you when you will see the give-back and the new amount of your Social Security benefits.

Find more information in the frequently asked questions, below. Have a question we haven’t answered here? Feel free to email Member Services. Be sure to include your phone number—they’ll research your question and call you back.

If you have not yet joined SCAN Venture please note: Unless you qualify for a Special Election Period (SEP) or Initial Coverage Enrollment Period (ICEP) the SCAN Venture (HMO) Plan in California will be closed to new enrollments received for the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) on or after February 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q How much will I get back each month?

A: Your give-back amount varies by county. Your SCAN representative will have told you this amount when you signed up for SCAN Venture. Please check your plan materials to confirm your monthly give-back amount.

Q: Do I have to continue to pay my Medicare Part B premium?

A: Yes. To qualify for the Part B premium give-back, you must pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Q: Will I get a separate check each month with my give-back amount?

A: No. Depending on how you pay your Medicare Part B premium, your give-back amount may be credited to your Social Security check or appear as a credit on your Medicare Part B premium statement.

Q: My Venture Plan started this month, but I don’t see the give-back in this month’s Social Security payment – do I need to do anything?

A: No, not yet. The give-back is set up by Medicare and sent by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This process may take 3 months. If your give-back does not appear after 90 days, contact Social Security directly (see related question, below).

Q: Will I get full credit for the months I’ve been waiting for my give-back?

A: Yes. Your first give-back payment will catch you up after any delay. The payment should be for the total due to you at that time. Example:

If your Venture Plan start date was January 1 and your first give-back payment shows up on your March Social Security …

Then your first give-back payment amount will total three months of give-back: for January, February and March.

After that, your Social Security (or Part B premium statement) will reflect your monthly give-back.

Q: I still haven’t received my give-back and it’s been more than 90 days.

A: Your best bet is to contact Social Security directly; SCAN does not have access or insight into your Social Security benefits.

Social Security National 800 Number: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)

Find your local office contact information HERE.

If Social Security tells you specifically to contact us, then please call Member Services so we can look into what may be needed.

Q: My in-laws were told they’re not eligible for SCAN Venture, even though they live in the same area.

A: To be eligible for SCAN Venture, you must pay your own Medicare Part B premium. Examples of people who are not eligible are those who receive Medicaid or other forms of government help that pays their Part B premium.
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