More Plan Options
The average New Mexico senior compares three or more plan options before making an enrollment decision.
Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage in Catron County?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a New Mexico 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.
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 New Mexico 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 Catron County, NM?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, many people feel that Medicare Advantage plans in Catron County are bad. So, you have the option to keep your Original Medicare benefits and upgrade your coverage with New Mexico Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and a New Mexico Medicare Part D plan (PDP) for help with prescription medications.
If you're not familiar with Medigap policies, and how they protect you from medical care liability, please review our Medicare supplements directory, where you can learn about and compare Medigap plans. All Medigap plans are standardized. That means you can choose the plan you need based on the best price without worrying about the benefits.
Medicare SNP Plans Available in Catron County, NM
MedicareWire has a special directory for Catron County, New Mexico 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.
Catron County, NM Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 8 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Aragon, Datil, Luna, Pie Town, Quemado, Reserve, Glenwood, and all other locations in Catron County, New Mexico. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).