Vantage Medicare Advantage

Enrollment

Eligibility

Beneficiaries who choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan must:

  • be entitled to Part A and enrolled in Part B as of the effective date of coverage under the Medicare Advantage plan.
  • still be in the Medicare program
  • still have Medicare rights and protections
  • still get all Medicare-covered services

What Plan is Right for Me?

Before you enroll, make sure you have determined what plan works best for you. The options below will assist you in making your decision:

Plan Overview
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Enrollment Period

The annual enrollment period begins October 15, 2016 through December 7, 2016. The effective coverage date will begin January 1, 2017.

You May Qualify for Assistance

If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help with Medicare costs. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, you can contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp.

If You Disenroll from Vantage

If you will be changing to Original Medicare, you might have a special temporary right to buy a Medigap policy, also known as Medicare Supplement Insurance, even if you have health problems.

Federal law requires the protections described above. The state may have laws that provide more Medigap protection. If you have questions about Medigap or any special temporary rights you may have, you should contact the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at 1-800-259-5301 or visit www.ldi.state.la.us/Health/Shiip/ to get more information about Medigap policies in this state.

If Vantage Terminates Its Contract with CMS

Vantage Health Plan, Inc. has a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the government agency that runs Medicare. This contract renews each year. At the end of each year, the contract is reviewed, and either Vantage Health Plan, Inc. or CMS can decide to end it. You will get 90 days advance notice in this situation. It is also possible for our contract to end at some other time during the year. In these situations, we will try to tell you 90 days in advance, but your advance notice may be as little as 30 or fewer days if CMS must end our contract in the middle of the year.

Ready to Enroll?

When you are ready to enroll in a Vantage Medicare Advantage Plan, there are several options available to you.

  1. You can enroll online.
  2. You can enroll by phone.
  3. You can enroll through the mail.
  4. You can enroll by attending one of our "Snack & Learn" meetings.
  5. You can enroll by calling and requesting a One-on-One home visit.

Once you have selected the enrollment option that best meets your needs, start your enrollment by clicking here.

Individuals must have both Part A and Part B to enroll.

This page was last updated:1/1/2017

Vantage Health Plan, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Vantage Health Plan, Inc. depends on contract renewal.

H5576_4006_03_CY17_CMS Approved 4/17/2017