About Medicare Enrollment

About Medicare & Enrollment

Understanding Your Options

As a Medicare beneficiary, you have many options – perhaps even more options than when you chose a health plan through an employer or on your own. As you choose and use your plan, you may come across some unfamiliar terms. We include below explanations that can help you better understand your Medicare Advantage Plan.

Choose and Use Your Medicare Advantage Plan with Confidence

Enrolling in a CarePlus Medicare Advantage plan is typically quick, easy, and convenient. We include in the upper-lefthand corner our easy-to-use “Find a Plan Near You” tool. You can use this tool to:

  • Estimate your medical care costs
  • Find a physician in your area that meets your needs
  • Choose your Medicare coverage with confidence

Before You Enroll

Before you enroll, consider your current and future medical and prescription drug needs, and when you need your Medicare coverage to start. Find out more about these topics before you enroll.

How to Enroll

You can find out how to enroll in a CarePlus Medicare Advantage plan here: how to enroll.

When to Enroll

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) places restrictions on when you can enroll in certain types of Medicare Advantage plans. Use this information to determine when to enroll in Medicare.

Enroll in CarePlus During the 5-Star Special Election Period (SEP)

For the 2020 plan year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has rated us a 5-Star health plan. An overall 5 out of 5 star rating is the highest possible overall rating based on plan quality and performance. We received a 5-star rating from Medicare in 2015, 2019, and 2020. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

Between now and November 30, 2020 regardless if during the annual enrollment period, eligible beneficiaries can switch to or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD), or stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) if that plan has an overall 5-star rating. You may take advantage of this SEP once per year, provided you meet the plan’s enrollment requirements (e.g., living within the service area and requirements regarding end-stage renal disease). The enrollment effective date in the 5-star plan is the first of the month following the month in which the plan receives the enrollment request.

Help Someone Enroll

Helping someone enroll in a CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan? The tips we provide are easy to understand and can help make the process trouble-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to enroll? How do the plans work? Who pays for what? Find the answers to common Medicare-related questions here.

Healthcare Glossary

Medicare can be hard to understand so we put together a reference guide to help you understand the information. Click here for some definitions to key terms.