Providence Medicare Advantage Plans

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Providence Health Assurance is a part of Providence Health & Services, so our members will continue to benefit from 160 years of health care experience and innovation. With our expansive resources, our members can enjoy modern convenience, like video visits with a nurse practitioner or doctor, and integrated systems that make it simpler for those we serve to get the very best care possible.

Medicare Open Enrollment 2017

John, Your two part question has a crossover answer. First, you can switch from your Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare during the Annual Election period (Oct 15 -Dec 7) or the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (Jan 1 -Feb 14). Second, you can apply for a Medigap plan anytime during the year; however, if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you must wait until your plan terminates (Jan 1) to start a new plan. So, you can apply up to 60 days before Jan 1 -which is a good idea, since, in most states, you will have to go through medical underwriting. If you are interested in a Medigap plan plan, call one of our Senior65 licensed independent insurance agents at 800-930-7956. -Chris from

Cigna Faces Halt in Medicare Advantage Enrollment

Cigna Corp. said Friday that enrollment into its Medicare Advantage and prescription-drug plans has been halted by the government, posing a challenge to the insurer as it aims to wind up its acquisition by Anthem Inc.

Blue Medicare Advantage Enrollment

You can enroll through our secure and convenient Blue Cross Medicare Advantage online form . Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in Blue Cross Medicare Advantage through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center .

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as Medicare Part C, replaces Original Medicare. Basically you trade a large network of providers for a small network with extras like gym memberships, dental, and Rx coverage. Each MA plan is different, and you should do research before purchasing any Medicare Advantage plan.

New Medicare Advantage Enrollment Data

The data shows that from October 15, 2016 to December 7, 2016 there were 916,186 new Medicare Advantage enrollees. The three providers with the largest net increase in Medicare Advantage enrollees were United Healthcare Providers (+389,749), Sierra Health and Life Insurance (a division of UHC) (+362,991) and Humana Providers (+84,105). The three providers with the largest net decrease in Medicare Advantage enrollees were Care Improvement Plus (-171,406), Healthspring (-37,086) and Independent Health Association (-23,516). Among the states, Alabama saw the greatest net increase (+96,704) while Idaho suffered the largest decrease (-1,521). Additional summary data is available in this blog post.

Medicare Enrollment Guidelines And Eligibility information

If you’re approaching your 65th birthday, then you’ve probably already received an abundance of mailers and brochures from your local Social Security office and private insurers regarding Medicare. Medicare enrollment might seem like an intimidating experience, but it really doesn’t have to be. You can sign up for this federal health insurance program as soon as three months before your 65th birthday and up to three months following that birthday, and in some cases you may even be automatically enrolled. Medicare also covers people with certain disabilities and people who are on kidney dialysis as a part of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). However, Medicare primarily covers American adults over the age of 65. In the following article, we’ll discuss a few of the differences between the parts of Medicare as well as how to enroll in the program if you qualify.

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