It’s no secret that some seniors struggle to afford the medical expenses that are not covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). That’s because Original Medicare has no limits on what patients must pay “out of pocket.” It also requires beneficiaries to pay an annual deductible for doctor visits before coverage begins. Plus Original Medicare does not cover annual physicals, routine eye exams or eyewear, routine hearing exams and other common expenses.
Make sure you know all the options
At Reliant Medical Group, we don’t want our patients to avoid getting the care they need because they can’t afford the cost. That’s why we want you to know all the options that Medicare offers, which include Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental plans, and plans for those who meet special eligibility criteria. Some of these plans, even though they have low (or even zero) premiums, can help you save money because they offer more coverage than Original Medicare.
If you want to make a change, now’s the time
Medicare Open Enrollment began on October 15th and ends on December 7th. This is the only time of year when most people with Medicare can switch plans. You can find unbiased information about Medicare at the website www.medicare.gov or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE. If a friend or loved helps you with your decisions about medical insurance, please share this information with them.
Plans accepted at Reliant
At Reliant, we want to make sure every senior gets the care they need. These are the Medicare plans we are currently accepting:
- Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO (Medicare Advantage) (800) 877-8888
- Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options HMO SNP & Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options SCO (Southboro Medical Group locations only) (800) 877-8888
- Original Medicare (Part B) (800) 633-4227
- Virtually all Medicare supplemental plans
- NaviCare SNP/SCO (877) 255-7108
- Commonwealth Care Alliance (866) 610-2273
Feel free to call the above numbers if you need more information on these Medicare plans.
Thank you for entrusting your care to Reliant Medical Group.