2015 Medicare FAQs

Basic Medicare Questions

What is Original Medicare?

What are the four parts of Medicare?

Who is eligible for Medicare?

What if I wasn’t automatically enrolled in Medicare?

Do I need Medicare if I am still working?

How do I know if I already have Medicare?

Medicare Advantage Plans

What is Medicare Advantage?

How do I switch to a Medicare Advantage plan?

How do you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan?

Medicare Enrollment Questions

When can I enroll in Medicare or Medicare Advantage?

How do I enroll for Medicare?

What is Initial Enrollment Period?

What is Annual Election Period?

What is a Special Enrollment Period?

Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO) Questions

What is Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO)?

How can I compare my options?

How do I enroll in the Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO) plan?

What is the premium for Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO)?

Does my plan cover Medicare Part B or Part D Prescription Drugs?

How can I see which prescriptions are covered?

What doctors are covered?

What happens if I go to a doctor who’s not in the Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice (HMO) network?

What is a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program?

Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice is a Medicare Advantage HMO organization with a Medicare Contract. Enrollment in Piedmont WellStar Medicare Choice depends on contract renewal.

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