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Making the right choice matters

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The easy way to choose a plan

Navigating your Medicare benefits may seem overwhelming. You’d rather spend your time doing just about anything else. But when you break it down into a few small steps, choosing your Medicare coverage may be easier than you think.

Choosing the right plan is important because it may impact the health choices you make in the coming year. This year, some Bay Area residents have new plans available, so be sure to check the options for your county.

1. Learn about Medicare (Part A and Part B)

Medicare includes Part A (hospital costs) and Part B (doctor and outpatient care). You may also choose to enroll in Part D (prescription drug coverage) or a Medigap policy (supplemental insurance) for an additional cost. Read more at Medicare Basics.

2. Explore Medicare Advantage plans (Part C)

Medicare Advantage plans are approved by Medicare to provide you with coverage for Medicare Part A and Part B. Most plans combine medical and prescription drug coverage. Extra benefits for dental care, hearing aids and vision may also be offered. Learn more about Medicare Advantage plans.

3. Enroll by December 7, 2018

Brown & Toland Physicians works with several Medicare Advantage plans in the Bay Area.  Contact the health plan for information about upcoming events, benefits or to enroll.


For additional information on Medicare, please call 1.800.MEDICARE (TTY users call 1.877.486.2048) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit

Brown & Toland Physicians works with multiple Medicare Advantage plans. Each is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. These various health plans have a contract with Medicare to offer HMO and HMO-SNP plans. Enrollment depends on contract renewal. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

Choose a Medicare Advantage plan, keep your Brown & Toland physician.

Contact one of our health plan partners to learn more:


Anthem: 1.855.306.4537  (TTY: 711)

Health Net: 1.800.858.6615 (TTY: 711)

SCAN: 1.877.452.5898 (TTY: 711)

UnitedHealthcare: 1.855.252.0779 (TTY: 711)

or contact Brown & Toland Customer Service.

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