You’ve Got Options: Medicare Plans at The Polyclinic

Choosing a Medicare plan

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.

Learn about:

 

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.

  • Learn more about what Part A covers.
  • Learn more about what Part B covers.
  • 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.

    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

    1. 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).
    2. Attend a Class

    3. Learn more about how Medicare works, coverage, eligibility and plan options in this free one-hour class. View upcoming classes and register online.

    4. Connect with a Licensed Medicare Specialist

    5. Licensed agents at Connexion Insurance Solutions provide unbiased assistance to help you compare and choose plans. Call 1-877-217-3279 or email.

    6. 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.
    7. Enroll in a Plan

      You can enroll directly through the plan company, a licensed agent or Connexion Insurance Solutions.

    Medicare Resources

    Contact Us

    Call 206-860-4718 or email medicareadvocate@polyclinic.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.

    If you are an established patient and have a Polyclinic primary care physician, your Medicare coverage will be accepted. New patients with Medicare may still schedule visits depending on the provider. If you are seeking a specialty provider, please contact the specialty clinic to confirm plan acceptance.

    The Polyclinic accepts retirement benefit plans from state or federal governments or private employers. Please check our accepted insurance page.

    The Polyclinic does not accept Medicare Advantage Private Fee for Service (PFFS) plans. 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.