On this page we help consumers: Compare Arkansas 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 County, so you'll need to go to the area where you live (below).
Who Can Enroll in a Arkansas Medicare Advantage Plan?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Arkansas Medicare Advantage plan available in your county. If you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you will need to stay on Original Medicare.
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).
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 Arkansas insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Arkansas 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 Arkansas Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Arkansas Medicare Part D Plan (for help with your prescription drugs).
A Medicare Supplement policy protects you from big medical bills and helps you lower the total annual cost of your healthcare. See our Arkansas Medigap Plans page for more information. 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.
This Medicare Advantage plan information is maintained by David Bynon and was last updated on .