Learning about Medicare can feel like looking into a bowl of alphabet soup. But to get the coverage that’s best for you, it’s important to know your choices. And that starts with understanding Medicare’s four basic parts.

Medicare Part A: Hospital Coverage

Part A covers care you receive while you are an inpatient in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility.

Part B: Medical Coverage

Part B covers doctor visits, clinic services, and care you receive as an outpatient.

Part C: Medicare Advantage

Part C (Medicare Advantage) combines Parts A and B into one plan. Most plans include prescription drug coverage as well. Eye care, dental care, and hearing aids may also be included. Brown & Toland Physicians works with several Medicare Advantage plans in the Bay Area.

Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage

Part D covers many generic and brand-name prescription medications.

You may also choose to enroll in a Medigap policy (supplemental insurance) for an additional cost.

Have questions about Medicare? Check out our FAQs to learn everything from when you are eligible to how to enroll.

Open Enrollment Period

Medicare open enrollment period is between October 15 and December 7 and is when a current Medicare user can upgrade parts of their plans to Medicare Advantage and/or Part D plan. Your revised coverage will begin on January 1 of the following year. To learn more about Open Enrollment events and benefits call  866-212-0148 .  Calling this number will connect you to a trusted, licensed insurance agent/broker that is not affiliated with Brown & Toland Physicians.

Selecting Brown & Toland is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. At open enrollment, choose your benefits and health plan.
  2. After you select a plan, choose Brown & Toland as your medical group.
  3. Choose your Brown & Toland Primary Care Physician (PCP).

The Brown & Toland network gives you a choice among our many primary care physicians and pediatricians who are accepting new patients. Use our Find a Doctor search to choose a physician who’s right for you.

Annual Health Assessment

We partner with most major MA health plans. Our MA health plan partners for 2023 include:

Alignment Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Wellcare by Health Net
Humana - MA PPO
Imperial Health Plan

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