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How do the network, your plan and your doctor work together?

What’s the difference between what your health plan does and what your network does? How do they both work with your doctor? We can help. 

Health insurance

Your plan helps pay for your health care costs. Coverage varies by plan. You choose a medical network and doctor through your plan.

Medical network

A medical network is a group of doctors, hospitals, urgent care and other health services that you may use.

Your doctor and care team

Your doctor and care team work with your network and health plan to help you feel your best.  

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FAQ

To be part of Optum Care Network of Nevada, you need to be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.

You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan when:

  • You’re about to turn 65 or have recently turned 65
  • You’ve recently moved to southern Nevada
  • You’ve just become eligible for Medicare

 

The Open Enrollment Period is when people eligible for Medicare can:

  • Enroll in a new Medicare Advantage (MA) plan
  • Switch from original Medicare to an MA plan

 

This period is between October 15 and December 7 every year. Plans usually start on January 1 of the next year.

For more information about Medicare Advantage plans, the Optum Sales Support Center can help. We’ll answer your questions and tell you about plans in your area. 

Call us at 1-702-242-7119,  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A representative will connect you to a licensed insurance agent near you. Agents sell Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans and will help you find options that are right for you.

Helpful resources

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Our partners

Southwest Medical Associates

This large multispecialty group has been caring for Nevadans since 1972.

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Questions about any of our locations or the network? We're here to help.

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Our difference

Senior care

We’re proud to offer dedicated services that help people ages 65+ live life to the fullest.