On this page we help consumers: Compare Maine 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.
Who Can Enroll in a Maine Medicare Advantage Plan?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Maine Medicare Advantage plan available in your county. If you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you will need to stay on Original Medicare.
You can join or switch plans during a Medicare Election Period. For most people, the Annual Election Period (AEP), which starts on 15 October and ends 7 December, is the time they update their enrollment.
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 Maine insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Maine 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 Maine Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Maine 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 Maine 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 .