Want to compare Medicare Advantage plans to find the best options in West Virginia? You're one little step away. You'll need to go to your County page to see the plans that apply to you. Medicare Advantage plan options vary by area. Here's why.
Unlike Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, which are a statewide option, Medicare Advantage Plans vary by county. The reason for this is simple. Not all areas have the same healthcare resources, or needs, so county-by-county plans work better. Click on your County to get started.
How-To Enroll in Medicare Advantage
Most people living in West Virginia, age 65 and older, qualify to enroll in Medicare Advantage. An exception is a disqualifying illness, such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
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.
There's also an Individual Election Period (IEP) that you can use once. Your IEP is a 90 day period around your 65th birthday. It starts the month before you turn 65 and ends the month after.
You can get enrolled three ways:
- 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 West Virginia Medicare Part D Plan (prescriptions) and West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 2019 MA and MAPD Information
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