Medicare open enrollment is January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022.
If you previously switched to a Medicare Advantage plan which HMG does not participate in, you still have time to change your plan. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2022 for the 2022 calendar year coverage.
At age 65, you’re eligible for Parts A and B, even if you still work. You may be eligible for Medicare because your spouse is a qualified wage earner. A qualified wage earner is someone who worked for 10 years and had Social Security taxes withheld. If you’re under 65 and have a disability, you may also qualify for Medicare Parts A and B. When you become eligible for Medicare, you qualify for an Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). You have seven months to enroll in a Medicare or prescription drug plan. This period begins three months before you turn 65 and extends three months after the month you turn 65.
As your health partner for life, we want to make sure you have up-to-date information on the plans we participate in. Below is a list of plans your HMG provider will accept in 2022 for Tennessee and Virginia patients:
- Humana Choice (TN & VA)
- Humana Gold Plus (TN & VA)
- Humana Honor (TN)
- Humana Gold Choice (VA)
- BlueAdvantage Diamond
- BlueAdvantage Emerald
- BlueAdvantage Garnet
- BlueAdvantage Plus
- BlueAdvantage Ruby
- BlueAdvantage Sapphire
- Traditional Medicare
- Aetna Medicare (Virginia Offices Only)
If you don’t see your insurance company listed above, please call us to talk about your options.
Here are some important dates you should be aware for following enrollment periods:
January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022: Open Enrollment Period (OEP) If you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31 when you can change your health plan. You can do one of these:
1) Switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan with or without drug coverage
2) Go back to Original Medicare and, if needed, also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Note: This information does not apply to Medicare Supplement/Medigap plans.
Medicare Plan Comparison Resource
Need help comparing Medicare plans accepted by HMG? MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency that provides no cost Medicare plan comparisons and enrollment support. Local MedicareCompareUSA agents can help you right over the phone! Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Prescription plans represented.
MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. All services provided at no cost; MedicareCompareUSA and affiliated agents are paid directly by the plan you choose. Health care providers receive no financial benefit when patients use the service. Patients are free to contact each Medicare plan directly, work with any licensed insurance agent, or access Medicare plan information by calling 1 (800) MEDICARE or online at www.medicare.gov.