WellFirst Health intends to offer new Medicare coverage in your area. With WellFirst Health, you'll find comprehensive Medicare coverage combined with access to quality care and a strong network of providers. WellFirst Health may be launching later this year in St. Louis city and in a four-county service area in Missouri and Illinois: Madison, St. Clair, St. Charles and St. Louis counties.
All Medicare Advantage Plans offered by WellFirst Health include medical and comprehensive dental coverage. Most plans Include prescription drug coverage, and some cover in-home support and companionship. All plans have added benefits like over-the-counter allowance, hearing, vision, transportation, meal benefit, chiropractic, nurse line, gym membership and wellness rewards.
Find out about Medicare eligibility and enrollment periods, as well as the resources available to ensure you know your Medicare coverage options.
You are eligible for Medicare if you are a legal U.S. resident and one of the following applies to you:
• You are age 65 or older
• You are any age and have a qualifying permanent disability
• You are any age and have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease
This is the seven-month period in which you can enroll in Medicare for the first time. If you are enrolling for the first time due to disability, your IEP timing is based on your disability date.
You can make changes to your medical and prescription drug coverage every year from Oct. 15–Dec. 7. Your changes are effective Jan. 1 of the following year.
From Jan. 1 - March 31, if you currently have a Medicare Advantage plan you may switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, or disenroll from your current Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare.
This is a period when Medicare recipients may change medical and prescription drug coverage outside of AEP, if they meet certain requirements and have a qualifying event, such as moving to a new service area or leaving an employer-based plan.
For information about Medicare eligibility and enrollment policies and limitations, visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
H8019_wellfirstbenefits.com: SSM Health Plan is an HMO/HMO-POS with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SSM Health Plan depends on contract renewal. SSM Health Plan markets under the name WellFirst Health. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.