If you are, or will soon be, eligible for Medicare, you will have decisions coming up about your health insurance and it’s important to understand what your options are.
Original Medicare provides coverage for things like inpatient hospital stays (Part A) and doctors office visits and outpatient care (Part B), but it can leave you with higher out-of-pocket costs such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles and it does not cover prescription drugs (Part D).
A Medicare Advantage plan (also known as Medicare Part C) is a plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide all your Original Medicare Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (medical coverage) benefits, as well as any additional coverage available through that plan, such as:
Dignity Health has partnered with eHealth, an independent insurance agency, to help you compare your Medicare Advantage plan options.
There is no cost to you to review your options, and there is no obligation to enroll. Other than zip code, ZERO personal information is required. All plans shown will have Dignity Health doctors in their network.
Taking place every year between October 15 and December 7, Medicare-eligible individuals can enroll in or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan.Learn more
At age 65 is when you first become eligible for Medicare, this is your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) that allows you to enroll in the Medicare coverage of your choice.Learn more
You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if you are Medicare-eligible (65 or older), but enrolling for the first time due to postponed retirement or other special circumstances.Learn more
Research shows that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries spend less than Original Medicare beneficiaries.*
*Source: Better Medicare Alliance, April 2022
Medicare information meetings are being hosted in the local area by licensed representatives to guide you through your Medicare Advantage coverage options.