On this page we help consumers: Shop and compare 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans in Kings County, New York. You can compare premiums, deductibles, co-payments, supplemental benefits, star ratings, and more.
Looking for the top Medicare Advantage plans in Kings County, New York for 2020? You're in the right place.
While Medicare Part D and Medicare Supplement plan availability is the same throughout the state, the complexity of Medicare Advantage plans requires them to be localized. The primary reason for this is that different areas have different healthcare providers, so localized health plans offer the best choices.
Getting Enrolled in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Kings County
Most New York seniors qualify to join a Medicare Advantage plan. Certain diseases, most notably End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), may disqualify you from enrollment.
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).
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 York 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 Kings County, NY?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Kings County also have the option to keep their Original Medicare benefits and upgrade their coverage with New York Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and a New York 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 Kings County, NY
MedicareWire has a special directory for Kings County, New York 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.
Click here to see what SNPs are available in your area.
Kings County, NY Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 50 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Brooklyn, and all other locations in Kings County, New York. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).