On this page we help consumers: Compare Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Medicare Advantage Plan?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Massachusetts Medicare Part D Plan (for help with your prescription drugs).
If you are not aware of the benefits of a Medicare Supplement, and how it pays the big medical bills from an extended illness or hospital stay, visit our Massachusetts Medigap Plans page. All Medicare Supplements are standardized and regulated. That means you can go with the lowest cost policy and get all of the same benefits.
This Medicare Advantage plan information is maintained by David Bynon and was last updated on .