On this page we help consumers: Compare Alaska Medicare Advantage plans (HMO, PPO, MMP) using our list of best Part C plans based on CMS 5-star reviews.
As you may know, Medicare Advantage plans are different in each Borough, so you'll need to go to the area where you live (below).
Getting Enrolled in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Alaska
Most Alaska seniors qualify to join a Medicare Advantage plan. Certain diseases, most notably End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), may disqualify you from enrollment.
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.
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 Alaska insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Alaska Medigap Plan vs. Medicare Advantage, Which is Better?
Medicare Advantage is one way to get full coverage healthcare. You also have the option to hold on to your Original Medicare PFFS benefits and upgrade your coverage with Alaska Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Alaska Medicare Part D Plan (for help with your prescription drugs).
If you're not familiar with Medigap policies, and how they protect you from medical care liability, please review our Alaska Medigap Plans page. All Medigap plans are standardized. That means you can choose the plan you need based on the best price without worrying about the benefits.
This Medicare Advantage plan information is maintained by David Bynon and was last updated on .