Wisconsin Medicare Plans
Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries will greatly benefit from enrolling in a Supplement or Part D plan. These additions can limit your out-of-pocket spending. Advantage plans are also great options for those who need vision and dental coverage. Speaking with an Agent can help determine the best healthcare coverage for you.
Wisconsin Medicare plans open enrollment
Wisconsin enrollment begins at 65. There is a six month enrollment period that begins three months prior to your birthday. At this time it is best to enroll in a Supplement as it is guaranteed issue regardless of your current health.
While you can choose to enroll in a Supplement at any time during the year, you will be required to complete a health survey and can be denied coverage based on your pre-existing conditions.
The Medicare plans in Wisconsin are best when combined with a Supplement. Original Medicare leaves behind coinsurance and deductible costs. You may have additional costs as Original Medicare only covers about 80% of outpatient costs.
A Supplement can put a cap on out-of-pocket spending. Another benefit is you can see any doctor that accepts Medicare.
There are ten standardized plans lettered A-N. Similarly, lettered plans offer similar cover, the only difference being the cost. It is so important to compare and shop the best plan for your healthcare needs and your budget. We offer a service to assist you with this process that free!
If you were enrolled in Medigap plans C or F before 2019, you could remain enrolled in those plans; however, new beneficiaries cannot enroll in those two plans.
Medicare Advantage Plans
There are 47 Advantage plans in Wisconsin (based on the county you reside in). Also known as Part C plans, these are private insurance plans that have additional benefits beyond Original Medicare. These additional benefits include vision, dental and prescription drug coverage.
Medicare Part D
Part D plans provide prescription drug coverage for Original Medicare beneficiaries. There are 28 plans in Wisconsin. These plans limit your out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy. Original Medicare and Supplements do not offer this coverage, so these plans are popular among beneficiaries.
How we can help
Remember, all plans provide standardized coverage, and the only difference is the cost. Our Wisconsin licensed agents are ready to help you shop these plans to create the best combination of coverage for your needs and your budget. We offer this service at no cost to you. Reach out today and allow us to assist you through this enrollment process.