There are Medicare Advantage plans available with Senior Care Plus in 2020. Depending on where you live in Nevada, you may qualify for one of their plans. If you live in Las Vegas, you can apply for their lone HMO Medicare Advantage Plan. In Northern Nevada in select counties, you can apply for 1 of 4 different Senior Care Plus Plans. All these Medicare Advantage policies are HMO. Senior Care Plus in 2020 does not offer PPO plans.
Big Changes in 2020
Recently, Senior Care Plus announced they will no longer insure people living in Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Churchill County starting January 1st, 2020. As a result, people who are currently enrolled in Senior Care Plus in those counties will be terminated on December 31st, 2019. Fortunately, there are many other Medicare Companies available in those counties. You can enroll in a new Medicare Advantage Plan during the Annual Enrollment Period if you were affected by this change.
Coverage For Renown Hospital
In Northern Nevada, Senior Care Plus is the only Medicare Advantage company that contracts with Renown Hospital. If you have a Medicare Supplement Plan, don’t worry! All Medicare Supplement Plans accept Renown hospital. Furthermore, all Medicare Supplement Plans contract with every hospital in Northern Nevada. To learn more about Medicare Supplement Plans, please click here.
As of today, Senior Care Plus does not contract with St. Mary’s Hospital or Northern Nevada Hospital. Also, many experts predict that Senior Care Plus will not contract with the new hospital being built in South Reno. The ground breaking ceremony for the new hospital in Reno is on October 18th, 2019.
How to Enroll
Most people enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans shop for new coverage each year during the Annual Enrollment Period. The Annual Enrollment Period starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th. If you apply for coverage during this time period, your new plan should start on January 1st. Based on your situation, you may qualify for Medicare mid year. Mid year Medicare Enrollments usually require a Special Enrollment Period. To learn more about the Special Enrollment Periods in Medicare, please click here.