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*Calling this number will connect you to a licensed insurance agent/broker.

Medicare Step-by-Step

Making the right choice matters



*Calling this number will connect you to a licensed insurance agent/broker.

Choosing a Medicare plan that's right for you

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.

This year, some Bay Area residents have new plans available, so be sure to check the options for your county.

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 work 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.

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, 2021. Contact the health plan directly for information about Open Enrollment, events and benefits or call 800.794.7976 to speak with a licensed insurance agent/broker.

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 that's right for you.

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

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

Contact one of our health plan partners to learn more:

Aetna: 855.335.1407 (TTY: 711)

Alignment Health Plan: 888.979.2247 (TTY: 711)

Anthem: 855.363.9328 (TTY: 711)

Blue Shield: 800.633.4227  (TTY: 711)

Health Net: 800.977.6738  (TTY: 711)

SCAN: 800.559.3500 (TTY: 711)

UnitedHealthcare: 877.596.3258 (TTY: 711)

or contact Brown & Toland Customer Service.

Medicare Quick Links

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Medicare Basics 

Have questions about Medicare? Find answers to general questions about Medicare programs, eligibility and enrollment periods.

Choose a Plan

Learn more about the Medicare Advantage plans that work with Brown & Toland to deliver quality care.