Comparing 2020 Medicare Advantage plans to find the best options in Holmes County, Ohio? You're in the right place.
Unlike prescription drug plans (Medicare Part D), which are the same statewide, Medicare Advantage plan availability and options vary by area. The reason for this is simple. Not all areas have the same healthcare providers, so localized plans are better.
How-To Enroll in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Holmes County
Most people living in Ohio, age 65 and older, qualify to enroll in Medicare Advantage. An exception is a disqualifying illness, such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
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 Holmes County, OH?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Holmes 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.
Holmes County, Ohio Special Needs Plans (SNP)
We organize Medicare Special Needs Plans for Holmes County, OH beneficiaries in a seperate directory. Although SNP plans are Medicare Advantage plans, they are only available to:
- 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 browse the Medicare SNP plans.
Holmes County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 37 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Berlin, Big Prairie, Charm, Glenmont, Holmesville, Killbuck, Lakeville, Millersburg, Mount Hope, Nashville, Walnut Creek, Winesburg, and all other locations in Holmes County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).