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We understand how confusing it can be to find the Medicare plan that best fits your needs, but it doesn’t have to be. We work with trusted partners to help connect you with a plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget.
Medigap plans help fill the coverage gaps left by Original Medicare. They can help lower the out-of-pocket costs of Part A and Part B Medicare and give you more comprehensive coverage. There are ten types of Medigap plan—labeled A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N—each offering different coverage (The letters of Medigap plans are not linked to the same letters as used for the Parts of Medicare). The plans are standardized, meaning a type K plan from one insurer will offer the same coverage as a type K plan from another insurer. A licensed insurance agent can help talk you through your plan options to find the plan type that best fits your needs.
Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage equal to Part A and Part B of Original Medicare, however, your hospice care will stay covered through Original Medicare Part A even you if you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan. In addition to providing the same coverage as Original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage plan may provide additional benefits such as dental and vision care. Most Medicare Advantage Plans also provide coverage for prescription drugs (Medicare Part D). If you choose a Medicare Advantage plan with Prescription Drug coverage you will not need to buy an additional Part D plan.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, also known as Part D plans, provide coverage for your prescription drug needs. These plans work with Original Medicare and help ensure your prescription drugs remain affordable. Part D coverage is available as a stand alone plan or may be included as part of other Medicare plans. If you choose to stick with an Original Medicare plan that does not include Part D coverage then choosing a suitable Part D plan is essential for comprehensive coverage.
The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) runs October 15th – December 7th every year. This is your opportunity to make changes to your Medicare coverage. If you’re enrolled in either Part A or Part B of Original Medicare you’ll be able to add or change Part D coverage.
Your first chance to enroll in a plan will be around your 65th birthday or when you’ve been on SSDI for 24 months. Your initial enrollment period will last for 7 months and starts 3 months before your birth month, includes the month of your birthday and continues for 3 months following. If you qualify due to your disability status your seven-month enrollment period starts 3 months before the 24th month of receiving SSDI payments.
The enrollment period for a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans begins the month of your 65th birthday and lasts for 6 months. During this time you are guaranteed to be accepted for the plan of your choice. After this time you may be denied Medigap coverage or charged higher monthly premiums.
Disclaimers: Plan availability varies by region and state. To request information without providing personal information, please call the phone number listed above. By completing the quotes form or calling the above number, you can be directed to a licensed insurance agent who can provide more information about your options and answer your questions via a third-party partner of HealthMatchUp. Participating sales agencies represent Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, PFFS organizations that are contracted with Medicare. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. This is a solicitation for insurance, and the information is not a complete description of benefits or coverage options. We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.
Outside of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, members can enroll in a plan only if they meet certain criteria. A licensed insurance agent can help you determine whether you are eligible.