Greetings South Carolina seniors, and welcome! If you’re looking for a 2017 Medicare Advantage Plan for South Carolina seniors with Medicare, you’re in the right place. An Advantage Plan is an approved HMO or PPO healthcare plan that you can elect to replace your Original Medicare private-fee-for-service benefits. They are designed to save you money and reduce your financial risk.
Locate and click on your South Carolina county to compare plans. Not all counties have the same plans available, and some rural counties may not offer Medicare Advantage. It’s all based on the adequate availability of healthcare provider networks.
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Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare with Medigap: South Carolina Full Coverage Choices
A Medicare Advantage plan is one option for full coverage health insurance, but you have a second option that works with your Original Medicare. You can keep your Part A and Part B coverage and supplement it with a Medigap policy and a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. If you’re not familiar with Medigap policies in South Carolina, and how they pay your deductibles, co-insurances and co-pays, read our Medicare Supplement page. All Medigap plans available in South Carolina are standardized. That means a Plan F, as an example, has the same benefits from every company that sells it. The only difference is the monthly premium
When and How to Enroll in a South Carolina Medicare Advantage Plan
If you want to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan available in South Carolina, you can do so during an enrollment period. South Carolina seniors turning 65, and those with Medicare Disability, have an Individual Enrollment Period (IEP). Your IEP starts two months before you are eligible and ends two months after eligibility. After that you must enroll or make changes to your plan during the Annual Election Period (AEP), more commonly known as open enrollment. AEP starts 15 October and ends promptly on 7 December.
Are you ready to enroll, but you’re not quite sure how? No problem, it’s easy! Most South Carolina seniors use an independent Medicare insurance agent to walk them through the whole process. Your agent is well versed in all of the plans available in your county, and they will help you compare plan features without trying to sell you on one plan or another. In fact, by law agents are required to follow strict selling and marketing guidelines. It’s all for your protection. If you’d rather not use a local agent, you can go directly to Medicare.gov. Click here to get started.
Medicare Plans & Insurance in South Carolina
- 2017 South Carolina Medicare Advantage Plans
- 2017 South Carolina Medicare Supplements
- 2017 South Carolina Medicare Part D Plans
2017 Medicare Advantage Plans in South Carolina
The following Medicare Advantage Plans are available in South Carolina, ordered by most available. Consult your county page for availability in your area.
- Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
- HumanaChoice R5826-064
- HumanaChoice R5826-077
- Patriot Plus
- Ambassador Plus
- Humana Gold Choice H8145-069
- HumanaChoice H6609-127
- WellCare Value
- WellCare Advance
- HumanaChoice H5525-025
- Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred
- Humana Gold Plus H2012-100
- HumanaChoice H6609-124
- Humana Gold Plus H2012-096
- HumanaChoice H6609-120
- AFC Care Rx
- Humana Gold Plus H2012-006
- AARP MedicareComplete