Aetna Medicare Insurance for New Yorkers
You don’t have to be in a New York state of mind to understand that Medicare is good for you and your health. Whether you’re up in Rochester or down in New York City, there are plenty of Aetna Medicare plans to choose from. And with more than 1.3 million New Yorkers enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan as of 2018*, you won’t be the only one reaping the benefits.
*Kaiser Family Foundation https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/total-medicare-beneficiaries/
To learn more about the available Medicare benefits in your area, call to talk to a licensed agent about Aetna Medicare.
Types of Medicare plans in the Empire State
A large population means New York has a wide variety of medical needs. Luckily, Aetna has a variety of Medicare plans to fit anyone’s situation. And benefits with different Medicare plans may include prescription drug coverage, home care, and hospice care.
Am I eligible for Medicare in New York?
Most New Yorkers 65 or older and legal US residents are eligible for Medicare. Some New Yorkers under 65 with certain health conditions may be eligible as well. If you want what Original Medicare (Parts A and B) has to offer with extra benefits, you may qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan. The plans may have vision, dental, hearing and prescription drug coverage.
There are different levels of Medicare eligibility depending on the Medicare plan you choose. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility for Medicare plans, including Aetna Medicare Advantage, make the call. A friendly, licensed agent can help.
When can I enroll?
There are three primary Medicare enrollment periods:
Initial Enrollment Period
If you’re turning 65 soon and enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you have the month of your 65th birthday and a three-month grace period before and after your birthday known as the Initial Enrollment Period.
Annual Enrollment Period
Already have Original Medicare and want to upgrade your coverage by switching to a Medicare Advantage plan? Make the switch during the Annual Enrollment Period which starts October 15th and ends December 7th every year.
Special Enrollment Period
Under some circumstances, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare plan during a Special Enrollment Period. For example, you may be able to enroll in coverage or switch plans if you’ve recently moved to an area where your current plan is not covered. Talk to one of our licensed agents today to see if your special circumstance applies.
Get enrolled in three simple steps:
Call a licensed agent
Answer some questions about your coverage needs
Sign up for a plan
Other Medicare Resources in New York
New York State Department of Health
If you have questions about Medicare in your state or need financial help with medical expenses, the New York State Department of Health is a helpful resource.
The ElderCare Resource Center
The ElderCare Resource Center helps those who are making decisions about long term health and seeking advice. The center’s website provides helpful information about healthcare decision-making.
NY Fully Integrated Duals Advantage - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NY FIDA-IDD)
If you’re receiving benefits from both Medicare and Medicaid (also known as a DSNP plan), NY FIDA-IDD has all the information you need on how New York is working for you and your benefits.