If you are over the age of 65 years old and are a U.S. citizen you may be able to enroll in Medicare. Take a quick estimate to find out when you can enroll. The health benefits exchange does not include Medicare as it is a different government program.
How to enroll in Medicare Plan
There are two ways to enroll in Medicare:
- You may obtain coverage by enrolling on the government site for Medicare. Original Medicare provides you with Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance).
- Visit medicare.gov
- Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
- You may obtain coverage by enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan through a private health insurance company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), Part C (additional coverage similar to HMO or PPO with low or no copays) and Part D (prescription drug coverage) benefits. Learn more
Select a private insurance company that offers Medicare Advantage Plans such as:
MemorialCare works with mulitple Medicare Advantage plans. Each is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. These various health plans have a contract with Medicare to offer HMO and HMO SNP plans. Enrollment depends on contract renewal.
What Medicare Advantage Offers You
If you are eligible for Medicare, consider a Medicare Advantage Plan that provides enhanced services over traditional Medicare. Most plans offer:
- Minimal or no co-pays for physician visits.
- No monthly health plan premiums.
- No annual health plan deductibles.
- Hospitalization covered at a substantial savings.
- Enhanced prescription drug program included at no additional cost.
- Coverage for urgent and emergency care outside of the United States – very important if you like to travel abroad.
Whichever plan you choose, ensure that it allows you access to the primary care physicians and hospitals you prefer.
Call 1-888-848-WELL (1-888-848-9355) between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday to speak to one of our advisors about Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans.
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Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model
Medicare designed the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model to encourage higher quality care and greater financial accountability from hospitals when Medicare beneficiaries receive lower-extremity joint replacement procedures (LEJR), typically hip or knee replacements. The CJR model aims to help give you better care.