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Medicare advantage

Find the right Medicare Advantage plan for you


Consider Medicare Advantage plans

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.

What is a Medicare plan?

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 insurance 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:

  • Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Vision and dental care
  • Hearing benefits
  • Fitness classes

Getting help with eHealth

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. 

Call (844) 940-3051 TTY 711 to speak to a licensed insurance agent
Monday – Friday  5 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
Saturdays – Sundays 7 a.m – 4 p.m. PT is a non-government website operated by eHealthInsurance Services, Inc., a licensed health insurance agency that sells Medicare products and does business as eHealth. and eHealth are not affiliated or connected with Medicare or any other government program or agency. eHealth offers plans from a number of insurance companies. Enrollment in a plan may be limited to certain times of the year unless you qualify for a special election/enrollment period or you are in your Medicare Initial Election Period.

When can I enroll?

  • Annual Election Period

    Taking place every year between October 15 and December 7, Medicare-eligible individuals can enroll in or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan.

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  • Initial Enrollment Period

    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. 

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  • Special Enrollment Period

    You can make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage when certain events happen in your life, like if you move or you lose other insurance coverage or other special circumstances.

    Learn more

Financial Benefits of Medicare Advantage

Research shows that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries spend less than Original Medicare beneficiaries.*

  • Medicare Advantage beneficiaries report $1,965 less in total annual health spending (out-of-pocket costs and premiums).
  • When considering rates of cost burden, defined as spending 20% or more of one’s income on health coverage, Medicare Advantage has a 35% lower rate of cost burden.

*Source: Better Medicare Alliance, April 2022

Medicare Information Events

Medicare information meetings are being hosted in the local area by licensed insurance agents to guide you through your Medicare Advantage coverage options.