The 2018 Medicare Advantage year in Los Angeles County, there are only HMO plans available L.A. residents.
2018 Annual Open-Enrollment Starts October 15.
If you live in Los Angeles County, below is a benefit outline for the 2017 Anthem MediBlue Select HMO plan. If you need freedom of choice with doctors and hospitals you will need to look into a Medicare Supplement plan.
If you currently have a different Medicare HMO, you will want to compare your current plan with the new Anthem MediBlue Select HMO in Los Angeles County, If you need help reviewing the benefits or Part D coverage please contact me anytime, I’m happy to help.
2018 Open-Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Rx plans opens October 15 and runs through December 7th for a January 1 2018 effective date. Be sure to make all changes during this time.
Medicare Advantage plans are county specific, meaning each year the companies offering Medicare Advantage plans can change benefits, add or remove plans from counties and change premiums. And for 2018 there may be PPO Medicare Advantage plans, I will know by October 1st what is available in L.A. county for 2018.
A Medicare Supplement on the other hand can provide better coverage, greater access to doctors and hospitals, and you don’t have to concern yourself with any networks. If a doctor, hospital or facility “accepts Medicare” you can use them for care and treatment.
The most popular Medicare Supplement plans are Plan F, G and N. All have a different level of coverage. Please call and I can explain how all of this world and see if it will be a good fit for your needs and budget.
With a Medicare Supplement there are 3 parts: 1) You will have Original Medicare which consists of Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (outpatient services). 2) is the Medicare Supplement and 3) is the Medicare Part D Prescription drug plan. Medicare Supplement plans do NOT include the Part D Rx plan coverage.
If you would like to switch Medicare Advantage plans or look into a Medicare Supplement, just let me know.
- Call after October 1st, that is when I will have access to all Medicare Advantage plans and benefits for 2018.
Please contact me anytime with questions or more information.