You’ve Got Options: Medicare Plans at The Polyclinic
There are a lot of things to consider in choosing a Medicare plan. We’re here to help answer your questions and put you in touch with the right experts and resources whether you’re just turning 65 or have been enrolled in Medicare for years.
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and Supplements
Original Medicare comes in different parts to help cover specific types of medical services. Original Medicare is known as Part A and Part B.
Part A provides hospital coverage and Part B provides coverage for outpatient services needed to diagnose a condition or prevent illness. Some people choose to purchase a Medicare Supplement to help cover costs that Medicare does not cover.
Medicare Advantage (Part C)
Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans provide Part A and Part B with additional benefits not typically covered such as an annual physical, vision, dental and out-of-the-country coverage. Medicare Advantage plans can be a more cost effective option than purchasing each part of Medicare separately, and often include prescription coverage (Part D).
Under Medicare Advantage, all of your benefits are covered through one insurance company. Our Medicare Advantage patients benefit from our Care Advantage Program, a team focused on coordinated and preventive care; chronic condition management and health and wellness goals.
Dual Special Needs Plans
Medicare-eligible patients who receive state Medicaid benefits may be eligible for a Dual Special Needs Plan, or DSNP. If you have both Original Medicare and Medicaid, your services are paid first by Medicare and then by Medicaid. A DSNP is a specialized type of Medicare Advantage plan that offers enhanced benefits by combining those available through Medicare and Medicaid. Patients can enroll in DSNP anytime. Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website for more information or speak with a licensed agent at Connexion Insurance Solutions to learn about available plans at The Polyclinic.
Working to Keep You Healthy
With Medicare Advantage at The Polyclinic, you have access to innovative programs and services such as:
- Care Advantage Program
- Referral Coordination
- Health Services Review
- Social Workers
- Nursing Home Care
- Patient Advocates
- Health and Wellness Seminars
How to Get Started
Know When to Enroll
- If you are turning 65, you have seven months to enroll: your birthday month and three months prior and after; and during Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7 annually).
- If you are over 65, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during Open Enrollment, or if you qualify, during a special enrollment period (SEP).
Attend a Class
Connect with a Licensed Medicare Specialist
Select a Primary Care Physician
- Establish care with a Polyclinic primary care physician if you haven’t already.
- Find a doctor. If you need help finding a doctor, our Advocate can help. Call 206-860-4718 (TTY:711) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enroll in a Plan
Licensed agents at Connexion Insurance Solutions provide unbiased assistance to help you compare and choose plans. Call 1-877-217-3279 or email.
Call 206-860-4718 or email email@example.com to connect with our Polyclinic Medicare Advocate (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.).
More Information About Medicare at The Polyclinic
Each year Medicare plans change, and so do you. It’s important to research plan options to consider coverage, costs and benefits each year.
The Polyclinic accepts Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplement plans. Patients with Original Medicare may schedule visits, depending on the provider. Please contact New Patient Services at 206-329-1777 to learn about providers who accept Medicare and to schedule an appointment.
The Polyclinic also accepts retirement benefit plans from state or federal governments or private employers. The Polyclinic does not accept Medicare Advantage Private Fee for Service (PFFS) plans. Please check our accepted insurance page.
This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing, please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult medicare.gov.