No, this is not an insurance plan. Our discount plans provide you with discounted prices on a wide range of health care services and products; you will pay for services at the discounted price at the time services are received.
First, you can find participating providers by using the "FIND A PROVIDER" page on this website or by calling (800) 290-0523. After confirming the provider's continued participation when making an appointment, members just show their membership card at the time of service. Members are responsible for paying all fees directly to the provider.
Yes, one of the wonderful features of our discount plans is that your entire household can receive the discounts, even children living at college!
Yes, your Careington membership card can be used at any participating provider in the United States. All you need is your member ID number to receive your savings.
After you have successfully become a member (either by joining on the website or calling (800) 290-0523), you will be entered into our system immediately and receive your member ID number the same day when you call to receive it. Then, you'll receive your membership materials and membership cards in about 7-10 business days.
If you need additional cards for your household, or have lost your card, please call Member Services at (800) 290-0523. You will receive your membership materials and membership cards in about 7-10 business days.
You may go to the provider of your choice. However, you will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider.
While some ZIP code areas may have a limited number of providers, there are usually providers within a 50-mile radius of your ZIP code. You can refer a provider for participation in the network by visiting and selecting "NOMINATE A PROVIDER." The program administrator will contact the provider with information on how to apply to participate in the program. Because of the application and credentialing process, it may take 60-90 days before a provider is added to the network. Not all providers will agree to accept the discounted fees required by the program.
You will only receive a discount by going to a participating provider. You might try printing out a list of participating providers to share with your doctor or dentist to see if he/she could recommend any of the participating specialist locations.
You can send a copy of your bill and a written letter to the administrator of the plan: Careington International Corporation, Attn: Provider Relations, P.O. Box 2568, Frisco, TX 75034. They will investigate your inquiry, and you will be contacted regarding the findings.
Another great feature of the discount plan is your ability to select any provider from the network. You can change providers at any time, and household members can select their own providers. Call at (800) 290-0523 for help finding participating providers or visit the "FIND A PROVIDER" page on careington.com.
The providers will recognize the name of the network with which they participate, so when you call, it is important to use the name of the correct network.
THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance. This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers. The list of participating providers is at www.careington.com. A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after receipt of membership materials and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Medical Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.
This plan is not available in Vermont or Washington.