If you are near the Medicare-eligible age of 65 or are already on Medicare, you may be able to join a Medicare Advantage plan depending on where you live. To join a Medicare Advantage plan, you must live in the plan’s service area, be enrolled in Medicare Part A and B, and not have end-stage renal (kidney) disease. If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you are still part of the Medicare program. Medicare will pay your Medicare Advantage plan a set amount each month. You pay your Medicare Part B premium in addition to any additional premium the Medicare Advantage plan charges.
If you have questions about Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans are available in your area, call the Medicare hotline at 1-800-633-4227 or visit the Medicare website www.medicare.gov.