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.
Searching for the best rated 2020 Medicare Advantage plans in Kings County, New York? 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.
Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage in Kings County?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a New York 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.
You also have an Individual Election Period (IEP). Your IEP begins the month before your 65th birthday, includes your birth month, and continues the month after your birth month.
There are three ways to enroll:
- 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.
Original Medicare + Medigap vs. a Kings County Medicare Advantage Plan
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 in Kings County. 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 New York Medicare Part D Plan (prescriptions) and a New York Medigap plan (supplemental Medicare insurance).
A Medicare supplement policy protects you from big medical bills and helps you lower the total annual cost of your healthcare. See our directory of supplemental plans to compare supplemental Medicare insurance available in your area. 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.
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).