The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. These scammers represent themselves as HHS OIG Hotline employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). The perpetrator may use various tactics to obtain or verify the victim’s personal information, which can then be used to steal money from an individual’s bank account or for other fraudulent activity. HHS OIG takes this matter seriously. We are actively investigating this matter and intend to have the perpetrators prosecuted.

It is important to know that HHS OIG will not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). We encourage the public to remain vigilant, protect their personal information, and guard against providing personal information during calls that purport to be from the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number. We also remind the public that it is still safe to call into the HHS OIG Hotline to report fraud. We particularly encourage those who believe they may have been a victim of the telephone spoofing scam to report that information to us through the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or Individuals may also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

More information is available on the OIG Consumer Alerts webpage at

Buckeye Health Plan

Welcome! Whether you are looking to improve your health overall or simply focused on staying healthy, Buckeye Health Plan is here for you. We know that being healthy takes more than just medical care. That’s why you’ll get personal care from our case managers and our licensed sales representatives who can even come to your place of residence to help you learn about your Medicare options.

Who is Buckeye Health Plan? We are a group of people dedicated to helping you feel your best by providing top-notch service and a Medicare Advantage plan that allows you to get the health care you need. We know the unique health challenges that people in Ohio face because we live here, too. We are a local health insurance plan serving the people we see every day ― at our grocery stores, movie theaters, and community events.

We serve people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

What Medicare plans do we offer? If you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, we offer a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (or DSNP) in Ohio. This plan includes all of the benefits of Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical/outpatient insurance) PLUS other important benefits that help you take care of yourself, with extras like vision care and prescription drug coverage. This Medicare Advantage plan works with your existing Medicaid coverage to give you even more benefits.

Where is this insurance available? This special Medicare Advantage plan is for people who live in the following counties in Ohio: Allen, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Brown, Carroll, Clark, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Medina, Montgomery, Ottawa, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Warren, Wayne, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.

Buckeye Health Plan is contracted with Medicare for an HMO SNP plan, and with the Ohio Medicaid program. Enrollment in Buckeye Health Plan depends on contract renewal. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare.

Buckeye Health Plan tiene un contrato con Medicare para un plan HMO SNP y con el programa Medicaid de Ohio. La inscripción en Buckeye Health Plan depende de la renovación del contrato.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year.

This information is available for free in other languages. Please call customer service at 1-866-389-7690 TTY: 711. October 1 – February 14, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; February 15 – September 30, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Esta información está disponible gratis en otros idiomas. Por favor llame a nuestros Servicios para Afiliados al 1-866-389-7690 (afiliados de la HMO SNP) TTY 711. 1 de octubre - 14 de febrero, 7 días a la semana, 8 a. m. - 8 p. m.; 15 de febrero - 30 de septiembre, lunes - viernes, 8 a. m. - 8 p. m.

Last Updated: 06/01/2017