Searching for the best rated 2020 Medicare Advantage plans in Washington County, Ohio? 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.
Getting Enrolled in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Washington 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).
You also have an Individual Election Period (IEP). Your IEP begins the month before your 65th birthday, includes your birth month, and continues the month after your birth month.
There are three ways to enroll:
- 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 Washington County, OH?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. However, beneficiaries living in Washington 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.
Washington County, Ohio Special Needs Plans (SNP)
We organize Medicare Special Needs Plans for Washington 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.
Washington County, OH Medicare Advantage Plan Availability
The 29 Medicare Part C plans listed on this page are available to Medicare beneficiaries, enrolled in both Part A and Part B, living in Barlow, Bartlett, Belpre, Beverly, Coal Run, Cutler, Fleming, Graysville, Little Hocking, Lowell, Lower Salem, Macksburg, Marietta, New Matamoras, Newport, Reno, Vincent, Waterford, Watertown, Whipple, Wingett Run, and all other locations in Washington County, Ohio. MMP plans are only available to individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits (aka, Dual Eligible or Medi-Medi).