Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare and Medicare Advantage begins October 15, 2016, and ends December 7, 2016. During this period, you can consider selecting a Medicare Advantage plan or traditional Medicare.

Advantages of Medicare Advantage & Medicare:

Traditional Medicare

You can go to any doctor, hospital across the country that accepts Medicare

Separate Plan D prescription drug plan is available as well as Medigap coverage

No referrals or prior authorization for services needed

Medicare Advantage (additional plan)

Low office co-payments

Out of pocket maximum that protects you from catastrophic medical bills

Preventive care covered typically at no cost to you

Medicare plans that Cornerstone Health Care accepts:

Note: Effective 1/1/18, Cornerstone accepts patients enrolled in traditional Medicare or one of the following Medicare Advantage plans:

  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Humana Medicare (except PFFS)
  • Health Team Advantage
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Blue Medicare
  • Aetna Medicare

We also accept all Medicare supplemental plans.

Contacts for additional information:

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program: (SHIIP) at 1-855-408-1212

NCDOI/SHIIP/Medicare Advantage-Medicare Health Plans (Part C) - View Medicare Advantage Landscapes by County (2018)

CMS (Medicare) at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)  or www.medicare.gov to compare Medicare Advantage plans

Contact the Medicare Advantage plan directly