Are you eligible for Medicare now? Or maybe you will be soon. WellFirst Health — Provided by SSM Health Plan — will help you understand your Medicare coverage options.
We have Medicare Advantage plan options that include medical and drug coverage, as well as extra benefits — including a Part B premium reduction, over-the-counter allowance, transportation to medical appointments, meals post-discharge, routine chiropractic care, hearing aid and eyewear allowances, fitness benefits, in-home support and wellness rewards.
We also offer a Medicare Advantage plan without Part D coverage. This is an excellent choice if you already have prescription drug coverage through a State Prescription Drug Assistance Program, TRICARE for Life, the VA or an employer plan.
In addition to creating a health care experience that is focused on your health and well-being, we offer a wide range of FREE Medicare resources to help you understand your options and find a plan that fits your specific health care needs.
You are eligible for Medicare if you are a legal U.S. resident and one of the following applies to you:
This is the seven-month period in which you can enroll in Medicare for the first time. If you are enrolling for the first time due to disability, your IEP timing is based on your disability date.
You can make changes to your medical and prescription drug coverage every year from Oct. 15–Dec. 7. Your changes are effective Jan. 1 of the following year.
From Jan. 1 - March 31, if you currently have a Medicare Advantage plan you may switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, or disenroll from your current Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare.
This is a period when Medicare recipients may change medical and prescription drug coverage outside of AEP, if they meet certain requirements and have a qualifying event, such as moving to a new service area or leaving an employer-based plan. Learn more about SEP.