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Healthy Options Allowance

 

iCare members can purchase Over-the-Counter (OTC) items, groceries and wellness products with the Spending Account Card

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Members have the freedom to spend a $150/month allowance on the approved products and services you need with the iCare Spending Account Card!

In 2023, iCare Medicare Plan (HMO D-SNP) members and iCare Family Care Partnership (HMO D-SNP) members have the freedom of ONE wallet on ONE card with the $150/month Healthy Options allowance.

Members should watch for your Spending Account Card and OTC catalog in your mailbox. Be sure to read the information on the card carrier, including the instructions on how to activate your new card, so you'll be ready when it's time to purchase eligible items and services.

Use the Spending Account Card:
• At in-network retailers, such as Walgreens, Walmart, Pick ’n Save, Metro Market, Piggly Wiggly, and Woodman's. Other in-network retailers may be available.
• Online at participating retailers.
• For eligible bill pay services.
• For eligible pest control and non-medical transportation service providers.

Members may use all the money to purchase from one category or spend some on each one. Unused amounts roll over each month and expire on 12/31/2023 or upon disenrollment. Members will be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs over the available iCare Spending Account Card balance. Please do not throw away your card and keep it safe. iCare is not responsible for funds lost due to lost or stolen cards. Allowance amounts cannot be combined with other benefit allowances. Limitations and restrictions may apply.

The iCare Spending Account Card is redeemable for specific goods and services at select merchants and cannot be used to purchase prescription drugs or medical services that are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other federal healthcare programs, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, firearms or ammunition, candy, electronics, toys, seasonal items or jewelry and is not redeemable for cash except as required by law. Issued by Citizens Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa® U.S.A. Inc. Distributed by Solutran, LLC. No Cash or ATM Access.

iCare Spending Account Card

What can I buy with my Healthy Options Allowance?

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Over-the- Counter (OTC)

Examples: 

  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Digestive health
  • Personal care products
  • Allergy, cold and flu
  • Pain relief
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Pill box organizer
Healthy Foods

Examples:

  • Bakery: Breads, tortillas and rolls
  • Beverages: Coffee, tea and juice
  • Dairy: Milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt
  • Frozen: Produce, meals and vegetables
  • Grab and go: Fresh meal kits and prepared deli items
  • Meat and seafood
  • Pantry: Baking goods, canned goods, nutritional shakes, and pasta
  • Produce: Fresh fruits and vegetables and packaged salads
General Supports for Living

Examples:

  • Rent/mortgage
  • Utilities/Government services: Utilities such as electric, sanitation, water, and sewer
  • Internet and Telecom
Home and Personal Care Supplies

Examples: 

  • Essential Paper Products: Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, toilet paper, facial tissue (Kleenex), paper cups
  • Essential Cleaning Supplies: Bathroom, kitchen and dust cleaner/wipes laundry and dishwasher detergent, dish soap
  • Essential Personal Wellness Care: Personal soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/facial cleanser, dental care
  • Essential Air Quality & Water Filtration: Indoor HVAC filters, water filter pitcher/faucet attachment, fan, air conditioner, space heater, humidifier
Pest Control

Extermination services: Available at any retailer or service provider that accepts Visa.

Assistive Devices

Examples:

  • Grab bars
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Low vision aids
  • Reaching aids
  • Bedroom safety aids
Pet Care & Supplies

Examples:

  • Pet food
  • Pet toys
  • Litter
  • Flea shampoo
Disaster Recovery

Examples: 

  • Water
  • First aid
  • Band aids
Nonmedical Transportation
  • Public transportation
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Taxi

Available at any retailer or service provider that accepts Visa.

 

H2237_IC2203_M CMS Approved 10/12/22_DHS Approved 10/24/22
Last Update:  10/24/22

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