Looking for the top Medicare Advantage plans in Scioto County, Ohio for 2020? 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 Scioto 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.
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.
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.
Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare with a Ohio Supplement
If you are concerned that a Medicare Advantage plan could be inconvenient or limit your services, there is another way to get full coverage and lower your out-of-pocket costs in Scioto County. A Ohio Medicare supplement (Medigap) and a Ohio Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) work hand-in-hand with your Original Medicare to give you the best coverage possible.
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 Scioto County, OH
MedicareWire has a special directory for Scioto 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.
Scioto County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 23 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Franklin Furnace, Friendship, Haverhill, Lucasville, Mc Dermott, Minford, Otway, Portsmouth, West Portsmouth, Rarden, Scioto Furnace, South Webster, Wheelersburg, and all other locations in Scioto County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).