While you are a member of Care Advantage Health Plan of San Mateo, you must use your membership card for our plan whenever you get any services covered by Care Advantage and for prescription drugs you get at network pharmacies. Here’s a sample membership card to show you what yours will look like:
As long as you are a member of Care Advantage you must not use your red, white, and blue Medicare card to get covered medical services (with the exception of routine clinical research studies and hospice services). Keep your red, white, and blue Medicare card in a safe place in case you need it later.
Here’s why this is so important: If you get covered services using your red, white, and blue Medicare card instead of using your Care Advantage membership card while you are a Care Advantage member, you may have to pay the full cost yourself.