What stays the same?
- Medicare Advantage, Medicare Savings Program, Minnesota Senior Health Options and Minnesota Senior Care+
- In 2019 Medicare Cost is allowed to continue in the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Goodhue, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pine, Pipestone, Rice, Rock, St. Louis, Sibley, Stevens, Traverse and Yellow Medicine
If I live in a county that didn't, what information will I receive from whom? Do I need to do anything different than in the past?
You should have received your Annual Notice of Change information from your insurer just like in the past. You don’t have to do anything if you want to keep what you have now.
How do I know if I have Medicare Cost?
The front of your card will say Cost. Or call the member services number on the back of your card and ask.
Why did Medicare Cost change?
The federal government made the change.
Why did it change in some counties, but not all?
I can keep my Medicare Cost in 2019, but what about the next year?
That decision hasn’t been made yet by the federal government.
What if my Medicare Cost is from work or my union?
How will I know what I have to do?
Are my new choices more expensive than my Medicare Cost?
That’s a question that doesn’t have a general answer. Each person’s situation is unique.
Will my doctor change? How about medications I take now? How about where I get my prescriptions ? My hospital? How about my care when I go south for the winter?
You will receive details in the mail. These are all topics you will want to take a close look at to make sure you get what you need.