Looking for the top Medicare Advantage plans in Brown County, Ohio for 2020? You're in the right place.
Unlike Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, which are a statewide option, Medicare Advantage Plans vary by county. The reason for this is simple. Not all areas have the same healthcare resources or needs, so county-by-county plans work better.
Who Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage in Brown County?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Ohio 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).
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 Ohio insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Original Medicare + Medigap vs. a Brown 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 Brown 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 Ohio Medicare Part D Plan (prescriptions) and a Ohio Medigap plan (supplemental Medicare insurance).
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.
Compare Plan Rates
The average Ohio senior compares three or more quotes before making an enrollment decision.
Medicare SNP Plans Available in Brown County, OH
MedicareWire has a special directory for Brown County, Ohio 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.
Brown County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 40 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Aberdeen, Decatur, Fayetteville, Feesburg, Georgetown, Hamersville, Higginsport, Mount Orab, Ripley, Russellville, Sardinia, and all other locations in Brown County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).