With all its rolling hills, wide open spaces, and warm temperatures, people from all over are heading to the Lone Star State for their retirement years. That may explain why the great state of Texas sits just behind Florida with the third highest number of people enrolled in Medicare. In fact, in 2018 Texas had over 4 million Medicare beneficiaries living within its borders.
*Kaiser Family Foundation https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/total-medicare-beneficiaries/
If you want to find out more about your Medicare options in Texas, you’re in the right spot. Speak with a friendly, licensed agent today for more information about Aetna Medicare plans in Texas.
While coverage varies depending on where you live, Medicare-eligible folks, including those in Texas, have a wide range of health coverage options to choose from. You can choose a federally funded Medicare plan, such as Original Medicare, or you can select a Medicare Advantage plan sold through a Medicare-approved private insurance company.
Speak with a licensed agent today to find out what kind of Texas Medicare plan you may be eligible for.
If you’re 65 years or older, you’re eligible to receive Medicare benefits, no matter where you live in the country, though coverage varies according to where you live. Medicare benefits are also available to younger folks who suffer from certain medical conditions, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
In order to qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan, you must have both Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) and not have ESRD. To find out which Medicare plan you’re eligible for, talk to an agent licensed to enroll people in Medicare in the state of Texas.
If you’re enrolling in Medicare for the first time you qualify for both Part A and Part B of Medicare, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during your Initial Enrollment Period. Your Initial Enrollment Period begins three months before the month of your 65th birthday and ends three months after your birth month.
If you’re already on Medicare and want to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you can do so during the Annual Enrollment Period, which starts October 15 and ends December 7 every year.
Under some circumstances, you may be able to enroll in an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan during a Special Enrollment Period. For example, if you’ve recently moved or if you’re currently living in a nursing home. Talk to one of our licensed agents today to see if your life circumstance applies.
Navigating your coverage as a Medicare beneficiary can be really complex and confusing. The state of Texas offers a number of resources to help.