Welcome to California Medicare. If you’re new to Medicare there’s a couple things you should keep in mind. Now is the time to join a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) or Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). You have a guarantee issue window that begins three months before you become eligible, includes the month your eligible, and ends three months after the month you become eligible.
If your guarantee issue window has passed you may enroll in Medicare health plans during the annual enrollment period starting October 15th and ending December 7th. The plan you choose will become effective on January 1st of the following year.
After you have enrolled in Medicare take advantage of your one time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. This comprehensive visit comes at no cost and helps you plan for a healthy future. To prepare for this visit be sure to bring your medical and immunization records, information about your families health history, and a list of your prescription medications.
For help in finding the right California Medicare health or prescription drug plan and finding Medicare providers in your area, give JC Lewis Insurance Services a call toll free at 866-745-9555. We’ll help you understand your options so you can make an informed decision