Understanding Medicare can be a challenge, but we’re here to help you make sense of it and guide you through your options. Our Regence Medicare plan advisors are here to help. Call 1 (844) REGENCE (1-844-734-3623) (TTY: 711), for answers to any of your Medicare questions.
Your Initial Enrollment Period is the time period you have to sign up for Medicare when you first become eligible, through either age or disability. You have a seven-month window to enroll in Medicare Parts A, B, C and D: the month you become eligible, the three months prior, and the three months after.
Medicare is a program administered by the federal government that provides health insurance options for people age 65 or older, or any age for those who qualify because of certain disabilities or medical conditions.
Medicare comes in four parts: Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D. When you hear or read about “Original Medicare,” this is referring to the benefits included in Part A and Part B. Because Original Medicare doesn’t cover everything, you can purchase additional coverage from private insurance companies like Regence to help protect yourself from high medical costs.
This is a plan you can purchase to replace Original Medicare. It covers the same medical services as Parts A and B, but also includes prescription drug coverage on most plans and may offer additional benefits.
This is a plan you can purchase if you’re enrolled in Original Medicare to cover prescription drugs. Covered drugs are assigned to tiers, and what you pay depends on which tier they fall into.
This is a plan you can purchase to help cover some or most of the out-of-pocket costs for hospital and medical care. Medicare Supplement plans do not include prescription drug coverage.
Last updated 11/01/2021