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2013 Medicare Advantage Plans

Finding 2013 Medicare Advantage Plans has never been easier. Medicare Advantage Plans.us have completed it’s medicare plans by state listing of medicare plan. Visit our medicare insurance quotes page and select your state on the map of the USA. Medicare Advantage Plans are private medicare plans approved by Medicare and administered by private insurance companies. There are specific times of the year when Seniors can qualify to enroll in 2013 Medicare Advantage Plans. We will discuss those medicare enrollment period below.

2013 Medicare Advantage Plans at 65

2013 Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans 2013

65th Birthday in 2013? If you worked ten years and paid medicare taxes during that time period you should be eligible for medicare when turning 65. Other under 65 may also be eligible if they fall under certain guidelines. If you are approaching the 65 year mark, you will want to enroll in medicare as early as four months (online) before your birthday. You can apply for medicare even if you are not retiring at 65 years of age.

Your Initial Enrollment Period eligibility starts 3 months before you turn age 65 and lasts for 7 months. But before your medicare begins on your 65th birthday, it is recommended that you compare medicare advantage plans as you may want a medicare plan that provides more benefits than the basic medicare plan the government provides.

2013 Medicare Advantage Plans Open Enrollment

There are basically three current or upcoming open enrollment period for 2013 Medicare  Plans.

  • January 1 through March 31: If you do not enroll in Medicare Part B during your initial enrollment period, you have another chance each year to sign up during a “general enrollment period” from January 1 through March 31. Your coverage begins on July 1 of the year you enroll.
  • Through Nov 30th you can switch to a 5 star medicare advantage plan. You can only do this once.
  • October 15–December 7, 2013 Medicare Open Enrollment Period
    (Changes will take effect on January 1.) During this period you can change from original medicare to a medicare advantage plan, back to original medicare,from one advantage plan to another and make other possible changes as well.

Medicare Enrollment Options Video

Informational video about enrolling in medicare. You can search the medicare plan finder or review the Medicare and You publication.

2012 Medicare Advantage Plans – 5 Star Plans

Medicare uses information from member satisfaction surveys, plans, and health care providers to give overall performance star ratings to plans. A plan can get a rating between one to five stars. A 5-star rating is considered excellent. These ratings help you compare plans based on quality and performance.

December 8, 2011 opened the 5 star open enrollment season, you can switch to a 5-star Medicare Advantage Plan at any time during the year.

You can find plan star ratings that are available at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan.

  • You can only join a 5-star Medicare Advantage Plan if one is available in your area.
  • You can only use this special enrollment period to switch to a 5-star plan one time each year.

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2012 Medicare Advantage Plans page updated Apr 7, 2012.