Dignity Health has partnered with eHealth, an independent insurance agency to help you compare your Medicare Advantage options.
There is no cost to you to review plan options. Other than zip code, ZERO personal information to review plan options online or over the phone. All plans shown have Dignity Health doctors in their network.
During Medicare’s Annual Election Period, October 15 – December 7, Dignity Health encourages you to consider Medicare Advantage Plans to ensure you can access Dignity Health’s comprehensive, quality health care network
When you first become eligible for Medicare, you have an Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) that allows you to enroll in the Medicare coverage of your choice. This seven-month enrollment period starts three months before the month of your 65th birthday and ends three months after your birth month.
With the assistance of eHealth, Dignity Health is here to help guide you through some of the important Medicare decisions you may soon be making. We invite you to seriously consider Medicare Advantage plans. These plans may offer affordable and comprehensive coverage, and can combine your medical, hospital, prescription drug benefits, dental and vision coverage all into one plan.
Failing to sign up for Medicare during your Initial Enrollment Period may mean late enrollment penalties. To learn more about Medicare’s late enrollment penalties visit Medicare.gov.
Virtual Medicare information meetings are being hosted in the local area by licensed representatives to guide you through your Medicare Advantage coverage options.
New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less compared to other Medicare Plans*
*Source: UnitedHealth Group, January 2020
To enroll in Medicare, you may need to contact Social Security directly.
It’s recommended you do this before your 65th birthday to avoid lapse in coverage and avoid any penalties for signing up late.
Upon contacting Social Security, you should receive a packet in the mail from Medicare before you turn 65.
You can enroll in Medicare online, in person at your local Social Security office, or by calling 800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you are planning to retire you have a 7-month window surrounding your 65th birthday to enroll to avoid penalties; this is called your initial enrollment period.
After that, you can still enroll in Medicare, but may need to wait for a designated special/annual election period to do so, based on qualifying events such as moving, loss of coverage or opportunity to get other coverage.