Patients & Visitors
Medicare – we’re here to help you.
If you are turning 65 soon or need a better understanding of Medicare, you may have a lot of questions. How do I sign up? What is the best option for me? What about prescriptions? What is an Advantage plan? At CHI Health, we welcome individuals with Medicare coverage and want to help you understand how Medicare works and what your options are for coverage.
Become eligible at age 65. You don’t have to be retired or collect Social Security to receive Medicare. You may also become eligible before age 65 if you have a permanent disability or end-stage renal disease.
Medicare includes Parts A and B, C and D. These parts are grouped into Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
Original Medicare covers much – but not all – of your care and has deductibles and coinsurance.
Medicare Advantage is considered an “all-in-one ” alternative to Original Medicare and has separate premiums.
It’s important to note that you wont be notified when it is time to sign up for medicare. Follow these enrollment period guidelines:
Initial Enrollment Period - 3 months before or after your 65th birthday. This is when most individuals enroll in Medicare for the first time.
General Enrollment Period: Jan. 1 – March 31. If you didn’t sign up for Part A and/or Part B during the Initial Enrollment Period, you can sign up during General Enrollment. Your coverage won’t start until July 1 of that year, and you may have to pay a higher Part A and/or Part B premium for late enrollment.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP) - Medicare allows for enrollment anytime during the year when certain life events occur – some examples of such circumstances include leaving a current employer’s sponsored health plan, a relocation to a new area or your qualification for Medicaid or Extra Help changes.
Annual Election Period (AEP): Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Already have Medicare? Medicare’s Annual Election Period is the time when all Medicare beneficiaries are able to change their Medicare participation options for the upcoming calendar year.
Medicare 101 Seminar
Questions about Medicare? We can help. Join us to learn about new options available to you.
Speaker: Kevin Lindmier, OCI - Kevin is a Medicare insurance specialist who works with insurance agents nationwide in educating them and their clients on the complicated topic of Medicare insurance products. CHI Health does not endorse OCI or the opinions of the speaker.
Monday, October 28th
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
CHI Health Clinic LaVista
8248 S 96th St.
Still have questions? Reach out here and a Medicare insurance professional from OCI will contact you. OCI is not affiliated with CHI Health.