Medicare Advantage Plans by Connecticut County
Hello Connecticut seniors! On this page you will find a complete list of Medicare Advantage Plans for Connecticut beneficiaries, organized by county. Not familiar with Medicare Advantage? No problem, it’s easy. An Advantage Plan replaces your Original Medicare with a traditional HMO or PPO health plan that offers you more coverage.
Rural counties in Connecticut may have few HMO or PPO health plans, or possibly none at all. Advantage Plan providers uses hospital and doctor networks to provide care. Find your county below to start comparing plans..
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Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare with Medigap: Connecticut Full Coverage Choices
A Medicare Advantage plan is one option for full coverage health insurance, but you have a second option that works with your Original Medicare. You can keep your Part A and Part B coverage and supplement it with a Medigap policy and a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. If you’re not familiar with Medigap policies in Connecticut, and how they pay your deductibles, co-insurances and co-pays, read our Medicare Supplement page. All Medigap plans available in Connecticut are standardized. That means a Plan F, as an example, has the same benefits from every company that sells it. The only difference is the monthly premium
When and How to Enroll in a Connecticut Medicare Advantage Plan
In general, there are two times that you can enroll in a Connecticut Medicare Advantage plan that’s available in your county. The first time you can enroll is during your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). For most people, your IEP happens when you turn 65. After that, you enroll in an MA plan during open enrollment, called the Annual Election Period (AEP). During AEP, which starts every year on October 1st and ends on December 7th, you can enroll, dis-enroll or change plans.
If you are ready to enroll in an Connecticut MA plan, but you’re not sure how, relax, because it’s easy. To get started you’ll need a Medicare insurance agent. Your agent is licensed in your state to sell health and life insurance products. Plus, they are experts on the latest plans available, and they are required by law to follow strict selling and marketing guidelines. It’s all for your protection. If you prefer, you can purchase plans directly through Medicare.gov, as well. Click here to get started.
Medicare Advantage Plan in Connecticut vs. Obamacare
Like a lot of Connecticut seniors, you might be wondering how the new Obamacare law and the Connecticut State Health Insurance Exchange affect Medicare Advantage Plans. In general, the new healthcare law leaves MA plans virtually unchanged. There are new rules specifying a medical loss ratio for the carriers, but that’s about it.
You might also be interested to know that your Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange (where Obamacare plans are sold) will not assist people with Medicare benefits. In other words, you can’t trade your Medicare or purchase additional health insurance on the state health insurance exchange (HIX). If you call the Connecticut HIX hotline, they will simply redirect you to Medicare.gov. If you qualify for Extra Help, due to your income status, go to your local Social Security Administration office. Learn more about the healthcare law at www.HealthCare.gov.
About Our Connecticut Medicare Advantage (Part C) Information
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Medicare Advantage Plans in Connecticut
The following Medicare Advantage Plans are available in Connecticut, ordered by most available. Consult your county page for availability in your area.
- ConnectiCare VIP Option 3
- UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Essential
- UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1
- ConnectiCare VIP Prime 4
- UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Plan 2
- ConnectiCare VIP Option 1
- ConnectiCare VIP Prime 3
- ConnectiCare VIP Prime 1
- AARP MedicareComplete Choice
- Aetna Medicare Standard Plan
- ConnectiCare VIP Prime 2
- Anthem MediBlue Value
- WellCare Choice
- Wellcare Value
- Anthem MediBlue Preferred Standard
- Aetna Medicare Value Plan
- WellCare Rx
- AARP MedicareComplete Plus