Common Questions

When can I make the switch to Medicare Advantage?

During Medicare Open Enrollment which is October 15–December 7, 2016

What's included in Medicare Advantage?

For the most part, everything you get with Original Medicare. The only exception is hospice care, which is covered by Original Medicare. But Medicare Advantage Plans may also provide:[1]

  • Access to an entire team of medical professionals
  • Preventive services like wellness checks
  • Added benefits, like gym memberships
  • Access to medical professionals selected for their commitment to quality
  • Greater ease when it comes to prescription drug payments
  • An alternative to the 20% coinsurance charged by Original Medicare
  • Coverage for vision, dental, assisted living or nursing home care

[1] Medicare.gov, Sep 2, 2015, "Medicare Advantage Plans cover all Medicare services"

How do I know if I'm eligible for Medicare Advantage?

You're probably eligible if:

  • You have Medicare Part A and Part B
  • You don't have End Stage Renal Disease[1]
  • You live in the service area of the plan you want to join

[1] Q1Medicare.com, Aug 17, 2015, "Medicare Advantage Plans (MAs) and Medicare Advantage plans with Prescription Drug Coverage (MA-PDs)"