More Plan Options
The average Louisiana senior compares three or more plan options before making an enrollment decision.
Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage in Tangipahoa Parish?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Louisiana Medicare Advantage plan available in your county. If you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you will need to stay on Original Medicare.
You are only allowed to join, drop or change plans during a Medicare Election Period. The period between 15 October and 7 December is the Annual Election Period (AEP). That's when most folks make changes to their Medicare.
Most of us also get an Individual Election Period (IEP), but it only comes around once. Your IEP is based on your 65th birthday. It starts the month before and ends the month after, so you have plenty of time.
To get enrolled:
- 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 Louisiana insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage, Which is Better in Tangipahoa Parish, LA?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, many people feel that Medicare Advantage plans in Tangipahoa Parish are bad. So, you have the option to keep your Original Medicare benefits and upgrade your coverage with Louisiana Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and a Louisiana Medicare Part D plan (PDP) for help with prescription medications.
If you are not aware of the benefits of a Medicare Supplement, and how it pays the big medical bills from an extended illness or hospital stay, check out our Medigap directory and compare Medicare supplement plans in your area. All Medicare supplements are standardized and regulated. That means you can go with the lowest cost policy and get all of the same benefits.
Medicare SNP Plans Available in Tangipahoa Parish, LA
MedicareWire has a special directory for Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Special Needs Plans. Although managed under the Medicare Advantage program, SNP plans are designed specifically for three types of people:
- Beneficiaries in a nursing home or receiving skilled nursing care at home;
- Beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid benefits; and
- Beneficiaries with certain chronic health conditions.
Tangipahoa Parish, LA Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 23 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Hammond, Akers, Amite, Fluker, Husser, Independence, Kentwood, Loranger, Natalbany, Ponchatoula, Robert, Roseland, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw, and all other locations in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).