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The average New Mexico senior compares three or more plan options before making an enrollment decision.
Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage in Sierra 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.
There are several different Medicare Election Periods. This is when you can join or change your plan. Most people wait until 15 October to 7 December to make enrollment changes. This is the Annual Election Period (AEP).
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 New Mexico insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare with a New Mexico Supplement
If you are concerned that a Sierra County Medicare Advantage plan could be bad, inconvenient or limit your services, there is another way to get full coverage and lower your out-of-pocket costs. A New Mexico Medicare supplement (Medigap) and a New Mexico Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) work hand-in-hand with your Original Medicare to give you the best coverage possible.
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.
Special Needs Plans in Sierra County, New Mexico
Looking for Medicare Special Needs Plans available in Sierra County, NM?. Special Needs Plans are Medicare Advantage plans designed specifically for three types of special needs:
- 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.
Sierra County, NM Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 12 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Truth Or Consequences, Arrey, Caballo, Derry, Elephant Butte, Monticello, Williamsburg, Winston, Hillsboro, and all other locations in Sierra County, New Mexico. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).