On this page we help consumers: Shop and compare 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans in Summit County, Ohio. You can compare premiums, deductibles, co-payments, supplemental benefits, star ratings, and more.
Searching for the best rated 2020 Medicare Advantage plans in Summit 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 Summit 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).
You are only allowed to join, drop or change plans during a Medicare Election Period. The period between 15 October and 7 December is the Annual Election Period (AEP). That's when most folks make changes to their Medicare.
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.
Original Medicare + Medigap vs. a Summit County Medicare Advantage Plan
If you are worried that an HMO or PPO plan will try to limit your care, Medicare Advantage is not the only way to get full coverage in Summit County. For a little more each month you can have the best care available and lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Savvy seniors hold on to their Original Medicare and get the additional coverage they need with a Ohio Medicare Part D Plan (prescriptions) and a Ohio Medigap plan (supplemental Medicare insurance).
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.
Medicare SNP Plans Available in Summit County, OH
MedicareWire has a special directory for Summit 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.
Summit 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 Macedonia, Northfield, Twinsburg, Barberton, Bath, Clinton, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Green, Hudson, Lakemore, Munroe Falls, Peninsula, Tallmadge, Richfield, Akron, Fairlawn, and all other locations in Summit County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).