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Medicare Coverage and Enrollment

If you need information about how to enroll in a Medicare plan, be sure to check out this helpful information to guide you through the process. Find out about the different parts of Original Medicare and what it covers, who is eligible for Medicare plans, and how and when you need to sign up or switch plans.

Original Medicare: Parts A & B

Find out what Original Medicare (Parts A and B) covers and what it doesn’t cover. Learn how you can fill the gaps with Medicare Advantage (Part C), Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), and Medicare Supplement plans.

Original Medicare: Parts A & B

Medicare Eligibility

Most people qualify for Original Medicare (Parts A and B) when they turn 65, but there are other special conditions that can qualify you for Medicare when you’re younger. Find out how you become eligible for Original Medicare, as well as the other parts of Medicare (Part C, Part D or Medicare Supplement).

Medicare Eligibility

Sign Up for Medicare

Knowing when and how to sign up for Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and a Prescription Drug (Part D) plan will make it easier for you to get the coverage you need and enroll when the time is right.

Sign Up for Medicare

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A CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR LOCAL SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OR FROM THIS INSURER

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Empire BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal. Services provided by Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

Services provided by Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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