You might be exploring your Medicare plan options for a variety of reasons this fall. No matter what your reason is, we want to be sure you know that our health system ― and your current Fairview, HealthEast, or independent member providers ― will be in network for many Medicare plans next year.
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period for 2019 begins on Oct. 15, 2018 and ends on Dec. 7, 2018.
New Medicare Advantage options
Many of our patients say they like Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans generally offer more comprehensive coverage than Original Medicare alone, such as vision, dental, or prescription drug coverage.
New!* We have worked with two of Minnesota’s most respected health care companies to bring you two new Medicare Advantage plan options for 2019. Our new plans are set up in an accountable care model: an extra level of coordination between these insurers and our health system to ensure quality coverage, great value, and an exceptional experience. Both plans offer two coverage options to give consumers more choice. Learn more about these plans:
*These new Medicare Advantage plans are available to residents of the following counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, and Washington.
Other Medicare plans that include our system
Our health system also participates in the following Medicare Advantage plans. Some plans may not be available to you depending on your county of residence.
Our system providers may also be in the network of other Medicare options you might be considering, such as Original Medicare and some Medicare Cost Plans or Medicare Supplemental Plans. It’s always best to ask your insurance company or broker if the doctors you want to see are in your Medicare plan network before you sign up.
Northern Minnesota patients
For our patients in northern Minnesota, at Fairview Range Medical Center and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, check back soon for a list of Medicare plans in which our system participates that are available in your region.
Visit medicare.gov to find all Medicare plans that are available to you based on your zip code.