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Medicare Step-by-Step

Making the right choice matters



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

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

October 15 to December 7 of each year are the open enrollment dates. Brown & Toland Physicians works with several Medicare Advantage plans in the Bay Area. To learn more about the different plans that Brown & Toland partners with and understanding plan benefits, click here. You can also contact the health plan directly for information about events, benefits and enrolling or call 800.794.7976 to speak with a licensed insurance agent/broker.

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 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.

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

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