Looking for the top Medicare Advantage plans in Stark 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 Stark 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.
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.
Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage, Which is Better in Stark County, OH?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Stark 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 are not aware of the benefits of a Medicare Supplement, and how it pays the big medical bills from an extended illness or hospital stay, check out our Medigap directory and compare Medicare supplement plans in your area. All Medicare supplements are standardized and regulated. That means you can go with the lowest cost policy and get all of the same benefits.
Compare Plan Rates
The average Ohio senior compares three or more quotes before making an enrollment decision.
Special Needs Plans in Stark County, Ohio
Looking for Medicare Special Needs Plans available in Stark County, OH?. Special Needs Plans are Medicare Advantage plans designed specifically for three types of special needs:
- 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.
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Stark County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 55 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Alliance, Beach City, Brewster, Canal Fulton, East Sparta, Greentown, Hartville, Limaville, Louisville, Magnolia, Massillon, Maximo, Middlebranch, Minerva, Navarre, North Lawrence, Paris, Robertsville, Uniontown, Waynesburg, Wilmot, Canton, North Canton, East Canton, and all other locations in Stark County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).