Why New Medicare ID Cards Are Coming

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    To help better protect your identity, the new Medicare identification (ID) cards will have a computer-generated Medicare beneficiary identifier (MBI) that will be assigned to you, instead of your Social Security number.

    The MBI number is made up of 11 numbers and letters, and will be used for billing, to verify eligibility for services and to check the status of a claim.

    You don’t need to contact us with the new MBI number. We will obtain the information from Medicare.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter

    Utilization Management

    Posted by Quartz on April 9, 2018

    UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT

    All Utilization Management decision-making is based only on the appropriateness of care and services, and the existence of coverage. Practitioners, providers or other individuals are not specifically rewarded for issuing denials of coverage, service or care.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter

    Healthy Starts Now with Quartz

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    wintercomp.pngThank you for entrusting Quartz with your health insurance needs. From expanding network physician and provider options to creating innovative approaches to wellness, Quartz offers its members many ways to live healthier.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter, Health and Wellness

    What is HEDIS® . . .

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    . . . and Why Is It Important?

    HEDIS® stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. It is a measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of U.S. health plans to evaluate performance in clinical quality and customer service.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter

    Welcome to the New MyChart!

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    As of October 21, MyChart launched its new look. MyChart is our secure online portal for members 18 years of age and older. With MyChart, you can see your insurance information and parts of your UW Health medical information. 

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Quartz Well

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    A New Wellness Program that Points to a Healthier You

    As we get closer to the launch of Quartz Well in January 2018, we are sharing more details of this personalized digital wellness program that was designed with your health and wellness goals in mind.
    Healthy choices made simple

    Quartz Well is an easy-to-use program you can access through your MyChart account. Quartz Well encourages healthy choices by offering points for a variety of activities and services. From your annual physical to health and wellness classes, you can earn points for preventive health care, fitness activities and health engagement.

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    Topics: Member Newsletter, Health and Wellness

    Your Quartz ID Card is Ready When You Are

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    When you sign up or renew your health plan, we send you an ID card. This card has a lot of important information, such as –

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Your Quartz Premium Invoices

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    We have updated our health insurance premium invoices.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    Releasing Health Information and Notice of Privacy Practices

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    Releasing Health Information

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally requires that we obtain an authorization to release Protected Health Information (PHI) to your family or a friend (some exceptions may apply). If you would like us to discuss your information with someone other than yourself, please fill out the Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information form, which is available at QuartzBenefits.com/phiform or in QuartzMyChart. You can specify which information may be released to named people or entities. You may authorize anyone, including a friend, a family member, or an employer or potential employer. Once completed, you can return it to Quartz and an authorization will be entered to allow release of the requested information.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

    1095 Forms for 2017

    Posted by Quartz on December 26, 2017

    As a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, your 2017 federal tax return will ask if you and your dependents had qualifying health care coverage in 2017. The 1095-B Form will detail your 2017 coverage and should be kept with your tax records.

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    Topics: Health Insurance Basics, Member Newsletter

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