The Path to Medicare is Different for Everyone

You may be preparing for retirement and transitioning from employer-sponsored coverage. Perhaps you downsized and are looking for a fitness benefit that includes the gym near your new condo. Maybe you want help meeting your wellness goals or managing your diabetes and high blood pressure. No matter your situation, it’s important to find a health plan that meets your changing health needs.

The Polyclinic Can Help You Navigate Your Medicare Options

There are many considerations when choosing a Medicare plan. We’re here to help answer your questions and connect you with experts and resources whether you’re just turning 65 or have been enrolled in Medicare for years.

Consider a Medicare Advantage Plan

We want to keep you healthy, out of the hospital, and doing what you love most. As your health care provider, we recommend Medicare Advantage plans because they allow us to coordinate your care in a personalized and comprehensive way, working closely with your primary care provider and insurance company.

Get More From Your Medicare Plan

Medicare Advantage plans must include the same benefits as Original Medicare and often offer additional programs and features,* such as:

  • annual physicals
  • gym memberships
  • vision coverage
  • dental coverage
  • emergency care when traveling internationally

Supplemental or “Medigap” plans can help pay for out-of-pocket costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, but any extra benefits—such as prescription drug coverage and health and wellness programs—must be purchased separately and costs can add up quickly. Many Medicare Advantage patients enjoy the convenience of medical and prescription drug coverage all in one easy-to-use plan.

Preventive Care Coverage

While annual physicals are not covered by Medicare, traditional “head-to-toe” annual physicals, wellness visits, and specialized screenings are covered by most Medicare Advantage plans. The traditional “hands on” physical is an examination to check your vital signs, heart, lungs, head, neck, abdomen, reflexes, and skin. A wellness visit is considered a “hands-off” visit focused on health history, risk factors, review of age-appropriate screenings, and education on disease management and self-care. Several of our accepted Medicare Advantage plans also cover vascular disease screenings and other preventive care services.

Our Medicare Advantage patients have access to the Care Advantage Program (CAP), a dedicated team of nurses and social worker. CAP provides wrap-around services and support, assisting with care transitions (from the clinic to the hospital or skilled nursing facility), managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and helping you meet your health and wellness goals.

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*Extra benefits vary by plan; not all Medicare Advantage plans offer the complete selection of extra benefits mentioned. Some benefits may be available at an additional premium.

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