Where to go for info about Medicare Cost plan changes Where to go for info about Medicare Cost plan changes
Where to go for info about Medicare Cost plan changes

Where to go for info about Medicare Cost plan changes I have some questions about what’s happening with Medicare Cost plans. Who can I call or where can I go online to get answers?

I’m a believer that you can’t ask a bad question. When you ask a question, you get an answer to prepare you for what’s ahead. The same is true right now for Medicare Cost plan members. There’s a lot to know, and we can help you ask the right questions and get the answers.

Based on federal law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services did not renew Medicare Cost plans in counties where there are two or more Medicare Advantage plans with a certain number of members. Read more in the article, What’s happening to Medicare Cost plans.

This is a big change for many people in Minnesota. That’s why finding a trusted resource for information is an important first step to take.

Keep this handy reference sheet. Call or go online to learn information now. HealthPartners is your trusted guide to make sure you get a Medicare plan to meet your health care needs. If you have not enrolled in a Medicare plan for 2019 or want to make a change, learn about your options in the article, Enrollment options to get a 2019 Medicare plan.

Please note: If you receive your Medicare Cost coverage through a former employer or union, your enrollment period may vary. Please contact your plan administrator.

Call:Here's what you'll learn:
Call your Medicare plan’s member services team

  • Look for the phone number on the back of your member ID card

Information available now

  • What’s the federal law starting Jan. 1, 2019?

  • Do I live in a county where Cost plans are available in 2019?

  • What are important dates to know?

  • What action will I have to take and when?

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Get free information and assistance in all 87 Minnesota counties. The Minnesota Board on Aging provides this service and can help with questions about Medicare Cost plan changes.
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Get general information about Medicare or the different types of plans and how they work.
Your health plan sales representative or your insurance brokerHealth plan sales representatives and insurance agents and brokers can help you learn about the different types of Medicare plans to meet your needs.
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healthpartners.com/medicarechangesGet current updates and information about what is happening with Medicare Cost plans in Minnesota. Learn from articles and videos, and get useful tools to help you prepare. Check out the Q&A section for answers on-the-spot.
medicarechanges.healthpartners.comGet helpful information about Medicare – from the basics to how to choose and use a plan. Learn about other types of Medicare plans and how they work.
healthpartners.comOur website connects you to all the current information you need about doctors, dentists and clinics or about insurance plans, including Medicare for 2019.
medicare.govThis is the official government site for the Medicare program. It helps people learn about Medicare, enroll and manage their plan.
cms.govThis is the official site for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. You can get news about the Medicare program.