On this page we help consumers: Compare Iowa Medicare Advantage plans (HMO, PPO, MMP) using our list of best Part C plans based on CMS 5-star reviews.
You're one little step away from the plans page. You'll need to go to your County page (below) to see the plans that apply to you. Medicare Advantage plan options vary by area.
How-To Enroll in a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan in Iowa
Most people living in Iowa, age 65 and older, qualify to enroll in Medicare Advantage. An exception is a disqualifying illness, such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
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 Iowa insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Iowa 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 Iowa Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Iowa 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 Iowa 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 .