On this page we help consumers: Compare South Carolina Medicare Advantage plans (HMO, PPO, MMP) using our list of best Part C plans based on CMS 5-star reviews.
Plans are organized by county, so there's one more step to take to see plans. You need to click on your county below.
Who Can Enroll in a South Carolina Medicare Advantage Plan?
If you are age 65 or older, you most likely qualify to enroll in a South Carolina Medicare Advantage plan available in your county. If you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you will need to stay on Original Medicare.
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.
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 South Carolina insurance agent. This is the best way to go if you need someone to help advise you.
Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare with a South Carolina Supplement
If you are concerned that Medicare Advantage could be inconvenient or limit your services, there is another way to get full coverage and lower your out-of-pocket costs. South Carolina Medicare Supplemental Insurance and a South Carolina Medicare Part D Plan (for prescriptions) work hand-in-hand with your Original Medicare to give you the best coverage possible.
A Medicare Supplement policy protects you from big medical bills and helps you lower the total annual cost of your healthcare. See our South Carolina 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 .