Central Valley Medical Providers in coordination with Saint Agnes Medical Center will host free Medicare 101 informational seminars throughout 2020 and into 2021
These seminars, which generally take place at the Saint Agnes Administrative Center, are now being held virtually. These seminars are intended for new retirees aging into Medicare, along with baby boomers working beyond age 65 and family members who are helping make healthcare decisions.
Attendees will learn:
- What original Medicare covers in benefits and what premiums, if any, you may have
- When to sign up for Medicare Parts A, B, and D
- How to avoid late enrollment penalties
- How to choose the right Medicare plan
For more information, please feel free to contact us at 559.450.6334.
Medicare Open Enrollment
Medicare Annual Enrollment period will be here before we realize. This year's Medicare Annual Enrollment Period starts October 15th and ends December 7th, 2020.
Any changes made to your Medicare plan will start January the following year. For many, The Medicare Open Enrollment period, also known as Medicare Annual Election period, is the one time during the year when all Medicare enrollees can make changes to both their health plans and prescription drug coverage.
Some Reasons Why You Would Want to Change Your Plan During the 2020/21 Medicare AEP
- Your premiums are increasing
- The Medicare Advantage plan no longer has your doctor in your network
- Drug formulary drops your medication off the covered drugs list
You can always switch to another provider or medical group network, and you don't have to wait for Medicare AEP. This is a simple task! Call the member services number on the back of your health plan ID card and ask to switch to the primary care provider and the network of your choice. If you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at any one of the numbers on our Contact Us page.
Having new insurance can be confusing. There are different benefits some health plans offer such as: Dental, Vision Allowance, Hearing Aids, Behavioral Health, Transportation to Medical Appointments, Gym Membership, Over-the-Counter Medication Allowance, and more. Knowing your options is important beforehand so you choose a plan that will maximize your benefits, cover your prescription medications and allow you to see your choice of providers.
If you are eligible for Medicare, you can choose a Medicare Advantage plan for your health care benefits. Medicare Advantage plans provide both hospital and doctor coverage. At Central Valley Medical Providers/ MedPRO, we have over 175 primary care physicians to choose from and we are proud of our robust network of specialty care providers throughout the Central Valley.
MedPRO is affiliated with the following Medicare Advantage Plans
- Blue Shield
- Brand New Day
- Health Net
Visit our Health Plans page to see more.
Commercial Open Enrollment
MedPRO is contracted with the following Commercial HMO Health Plans:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Blue Shield of California
For more information on these benefits, contact your local commercial broker or your employer group human resources department. You can also visit our Health Plans page on this website.
MedPro works with brokers throughout Central California. If you are interested in working with our IPA, or need a current roster of providers, please feel free to contact us at 559.450.6334, or email email@example.com