There are more Medicare options in 2016 than ever before, including Connecticut Medicare Advantage plans. If you choose to enroll, you will be exchanging your Original Medicare benefits for private health insurance that helps you reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
Some rural areas don't offer plans, while others offer only a few. Medicare Advantage options are typically HMO or PPO plans that use hospital and doctor networks to provide care.
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Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Connecticut Medicare Advantage plan available in your county. If you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you will need to stay on Original Medicare.
You can join or switch plans during a Medicare Election Period. For most people, the Annual Election Period (AEP), which starts on 15 October and ends 7 December, is the time they update their enrollment.
You also have an Individual Election Period (IEP). Your IEP begins the month before your 65th birthday, includes your birth month, and continues the month after your birth month.
There are three ways to enroll:
- Call a plan directly. If you know the plan you want, this way is quick and easy.
- Go to www.Medicare.gov and enroll through the government website. From there you can look up your medications, compare plans, and get your application started online.
- Use an independent insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Original Medicare + Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage
If you are worried that an HMO or PPO plan will try to limit your care, Medicare Advantage is not the only way to get full coverage. For a little more each month you can have the best care available and lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Savvy seniors hold on to their Original Medicare and get the additional coverage they need with a Connecticut Medicare Part D Plan (prescriptions) and Connecticut Medicare Supplement Insurance.
A Medicare Supplement policy protects you from big medical bills and helps you lower the total annual cost of your healthcare. See our Connecticut Medigap Plans page for more information. The good news is that all supplemental insurance is standardized, offering you the luxury to buy the coverage you need based on the lowest price.
About Our 2016 Private Health Insurance Data
The private health insurance data we publish is received from public data files provided by the U.S. federal government. We make every attempt to keep our databases up-to-date. In spite of this, we simply cannot ensure the exactness of the details. Only a licensed health insurance agent can give you a binding quote.
For more information about the Medicare program, visit http://cms.gov. This page is maintained by David Bynon and was last updated on .