Medicare Advantage: Healthcare the Works to Your AdvantageOctober 14, 2019
Medicare Advantage is a program that provides expanded benefits for Medicare-eligible members.
- Advanced tracking of your preventive care to help you stay healthy
- Improved oversight of quality measures so we can enhance your care
- Additional support for patients with chronic or complex medical conditions
- Cost savings on health and prescription drug coverage to fit your needs
- Limits on out-of-pocket expenses
- Improved benefits which may include: coverage on eye, dental, and hearing aids, as well as health and wellness programs
Starling accepts a variety of Medicare Advantage programs.
How to join a Medicare Advantage Plan
The following information is provided from medicare.gov site.
Not all Medicare Advantage Plans work the same way. Before you join, take the time to find and compare Medicare health plans in your area. Once you understand the plan’s rules and costs, here’s how to join:
- Use Medicare’s Plan Finder.
- Visit the plan’s website to see if you can join online.
- Fill out a paper enrollment form. Contact the plan to get an enrollment form, fill it out, and return it to the plan. All plans must offer this option.
- Call the plan you want to join.Get your plan’s contact information from a Personalized Search (under General Search), or search by plan name.
- Call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
When you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll have to give these:
- Your Medicare number
- The date your Part A and/or Part B coverage started
This information is on your Medicare card.
Don’t give personal information to plan callers
Medicare plans aren’t allowed to call you to enroll you in a plan, unless you specifically ask to be called. Also, plans should never ask you for financial information, including credit card or bank account numbers, over the phone.
No one should call you without your permission, or come to your home uninvited to sell Medicare products. Call 1-800-MEDICARE to report a plan that does this. Learn more about how to prevent Medicare fraud and abuse.