Signing Up for a Medicare Advantage Plan
If you prefer to get your health coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan, you must first enroll in Original Medicare Part A and Part B and then switch to a separate Medicare Advantage plan.
All Medicare Advantage plans must offer the same Medicare Part A and Part B benefits as Original Medicare, but some plans include other benefits, such as prescription drug coverage, dental, vision and other benefits.
Medicare Advantage Plans do not all offer the same benefits.
Call your local MWA representative to compare plans in your area.
Sign Up for a Medicare Advantage Plan
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To join a Medicare Advantage plan, you will need your Medicare number and the date your Part A and Part B coverage began.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PROVIDE
- Your primary mailing address
- Whether you had or have other drug coverage
- How you want to pay your premiums
Coverage usually begins the first day of the month after enrollment.
If you switch plans during the open enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), your new coverage will start Jan. 1.
Signing up for a Medigap Policy
To purchase a Medigap supplement policy, you must first enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B.
Medigap policies are not required but enrolling in one can help you pay out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, coinsurance and copayments.
The best time to enroll in a Medigap plan is when you are first eligible.
This is a six-month enrollment period that begins the month you’re 65 and enrolled in Medicare Part B.
If you apply for Medigap coverage after this six-month window, private insurance companies may not sell you a policy if you’re in poor health.
How to Sign Up for a Medigap Policy Online
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The cost of Medigap policies can vary widely. Insurance companies may charge different premiums for the exact same coverage.
We will quote multiple insurers to provide the best coverage for your specific needs.
Signing up for a Medicare Part D Plan
Medicare Part D drug coverage is optional and available to anyone with Medicare Part A and Part B.
Two Ways to Get Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
- With a standalone Part D plan
- Through a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage
In both cases, you must already be enrolled in Original Medicare.
You can explore and compare available Part D plans by providing us with your medications and allowing us to run a custom pharmacy plan for your needs.