On this page we help consumers: Shop and compare 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans in Medina County, Ohio. You can compare premiums, deductibles, co-payments, supplemental benefits, star ratings, and more.
Looking for the top Medicare Advantage plans in Medina County, Ohio for 2020? 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.
Getting Enrolled in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Medina 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 Medina County, OH?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Medina 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.
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.
Medina County, Ohio Special Needs Plans (SNP)
We organize Medicare Special Needs Plans for Medina 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.
Medina County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 65 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Brunswick, Chippewa Lake, Hinckley, Homerville, Westfield Center, Litchfield, Lodi, Medina, Seville, Sharon Center, Spencer, Valley City, Wadsworth, and all other locations in Medina County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).