Aetna Medicare Insurance for North Carolinians
You could be hiking in the backcountry of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Staying healthy enough to visit these North Carolina hot spots is key. Aetna Medicare will help you better afford the medical expenses that might come your way. In fact, North Carolina ranks as one of the top 10 states with the most beneficiaries of the program.*
*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 Tar Heel State
From Medicare Advantage to Medigap, there are a variety of Medicare plans. Because each individual is different, plans should fit each individual's needs. Whether you need coverage for prescription drugs or home care, Aetna Medicare has a plan that suits you at an affordable rate.
Am I eligible for Medicare in North Carolina?
Most North Carolinians 65 or older and legal US residents are eligible for Medicare. Some North Carolinians under 65 with certain health conditions may be eligible as well. Original Medicare (Parts A and B) is a great place to start and might be all you need, but if you’re looking for a plan with more benefits beyond what Original Medicare offers, look into a Medicare Advantage plan. The plans may have vision, dental, hearing and prescription drug coverage.
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 North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Insurance
The North Carolina Department of Insurance is your one-stop-shop for information about insurance in the state, including Medicare.
Medicare and Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Although SHIIP is available in multiple states, the North Carolina Department of Insurance has made a page specific to answer any questions related to SHIIP in your neck of the woods.
North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol Program (NCSMP)
Don’t let Medicare information mix you up. The Senior Medicare Patrol Program (NCSMP) educates both beneficiaries and caregivers alike to help avoid fraud, errors, and misconceptions about Medicare.