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About Medicare Enrollment

About Medicare and 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. Below we include 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. In the upper left-hand corner you can find 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. Visit this website to determine when to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Sign Up for CarePlus During the 5-Star Special Enrollment Period

For the 2021 plan year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 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, 2020, and 2021. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Our goal is to provide our members with the highest quality plan each and every year.

Medicare grants a Special Enrollment Period for plans that earn a 5-star rating. That means eligible Medicare beneficiaries can switch to or enroll in a 5-star Medicare plan at any time during the year. This includes Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans, or stand-alone prescription drug plans. Because CarePlus earned 5 stars, you may be able to enroll in a CarePlus plan today!

You can take advantage of this Special Enrollment Period once per year if you qualify. (You must be eligible for Medicare Part A, enrolled in Medicare Part B, and live within the service area.. If you use the 5-star Special Enrollment Period to enroll, the effective date of plan enrollment is the first of the month after CarePlus receives your 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.

Healthcare Glossary

Medicare can be hard to understand so we put together a reference guide to help you understand the information. Visit our healthcare glossary for definitions to key Medicare terms.