Comparing 2020 Medicare Advantage plans to find the best options in Gallia County, Ohio? 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.
Getting Enrolled in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Gallia County
Most Ohio 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).
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 Ohio 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 Gallia County, OH?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Gallia County also have the option to keep their Original Medicare benefits and upgrade their coverage with Ohio Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and a Ohio Medicare Part D plan (PDP) for help with prescription medications.
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.
Compare Plan Rates
The average Ohio senior compares three or more quotes before making an enrollment decision.
Medicare SNP Plans Available in Gallia County, OH
MedicareWire has a special directory for Gallia 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.
Gallia County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 25 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Bidwell, Cheshire, Crown City, Gallipolis, Kerr, Patriot, Rio Grande, Thurman, Vinton, and all other locations in Gallia County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).