COVERS HOSPITAL-RELATED SERVICES AND EMERGENCY CARE
COVERS DOCTOR'S OFFICE VISITS
COVERS BOTH PART A AND PART B AND OFTEN HAS ADDITIONAL COVERAGE
COVERS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
A Medicare Advantage Plan is another way to get your Medicare coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called "Part C" or "MA Plans," are offered by private companies that Medicare approves. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you'll still have Medicare but you'll get your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from the Medicare Advantage Plan, not Original Medicare.
Medicare Advantage Plans cover all Medicare Part A and Part B services. In all types of Medicare Advantage Plans, you're always covered for emergency and urgent care. Medicare Advantage Plans must cover all of the services that Original Medicare covers except hospice care and some care in qualifying clinical research studies. Original Medicare covers hospice care and some costs for clinical research studies, even if you're in a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Medicare Advantage Plans may offer extra coverage, like vision, hearing, and other health and wellness programs. Most include Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). In addition to your Part B premium, you might pay a monthly premium for the Medicare Advantage Plan.
You can join a Medicare Advantage Plan contracted with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. If so, you'll generally get your services from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic providers.
Information about Medicare Advantage Plans provided by Medicare & You 2016. Visit Medicare.gov to learn more.
What Happens if I Continue Working?
If you plan to continue working full-time after age 65,
you may be able to continue accessing medical services from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic using your employer-sponsored medical plan.
Please call 713.442.7526 to confirm.
If you will NOT have employer medical coverage after age 65,
you will need to contact our team to learn how to keep your Kelsey-Seybold Clinic doctors.
If you lose your employer-sponsored medical coverage,
you typically have an 8-month window in which you must enroll in a Medicare or Medicare Advantage plan to avoid paying a late enrollment penalty. Contact our team for more information.
First, know that you are not alone. We are here to provide objective guidance to support your decision.
When You Turn 64
Get information about the Medicare Advantage plans contracted with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Start considering doctor access, coverage, and budget requirements that are important to you and your future.
Every situation is unique. Call our team so we can understand your coverage needs and offer objective advice based on your unique situation.
3 Months Before Your 65th Birthday
You are now eligible to apply for Medicare benefits, including enrollment in a contracted Medicare Advantage plan.
If you will continue to work after age 65 and will retain your employer-sponsored coverage, call us to let us know what coverage you will use after you turn 65.
1-2 Months Prior to Your 65th Birthday
No matter what type of plan you're considering, our team is here to help.
Month You Turn 65 & Up to 3 Months After
Be sure you receive your coverage cards and that they properly reflect your plan selection.
If you applied for Original Medicare and discovered that your Kelsey-Seybold Clinic providers are not covered, you still have time to enroll in a contracted Medicare Advantage plan.
4 Months After Turning 65
Your initial enrollment window has closed for all plans.
Your next opportunity will be during the annual enrollment period, which occurs each year from October 15 - December 7.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Click the button above to fill out an online form to request that someone from our team contact you.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is not a Medicare Advantage plan. Please understand that it is your decision whether or not to join a Medicare Advantage plan. You do not have to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. You can always go to another provider who provides services through Original Medicare.