medicare advantage plans for veterans
DGAlcorn & Associates is pleased to offer Medicare Advantage PPO plans that are a great fit for individuals enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and also use the Veterans Administration for prescription drug benefits.
Since the VA drug benefit satisfies the requirement to have drug coverage at least as good as Medicare Part D, insurance companies can offer a Medicare Advantage plan without prescription drug coverage, called “MA-Only.” And because the companies save money from not including drug coverage, the plans include additional attractive benefits.
Q: Can I enroll in a MA-Only plan now or do I have to wait until January 1?
A: Yes, because there is a Special Enrollment Period available throughout the year. [more info] Normally, Medicare beneficiaries who choose to change their Part C or Part D plans must wait until the Annual Enrollment Period which begins October 15 for a January 1 effective date. However, veterans with VA drug benefits have a Special Enrollment Period which means veterans can enroll in the MA-Only plan with an effective date the first of the next month.
Check out the 2021 Medicare Advantage MA-Only plans available in New York Capital Region / Hudson Valley by downloading plan info below: [note: table best viewed in landscape / horizontal mode]
|Company||Plan Name||Plan Code|
|Aetna Medicare||Eagle||H5521-323 plan info|
|CDPHP||Flex PPO||H5042-012 plan info|
|United HealthCare||Patriot||R5342-002 plan info|
Then, using the form below, contact an agent advisor to discuss how the MA-Only plan would work alongside your VA prescription drug benefits: