What Happens To My Medicare Plan If I Move?
If you are moving to another city or county, it’s important that you understand what happens to your Medicare Plans.
Medicare Part A, Part B and Standard Medigap (Supplemental Insurance) Plans will typically remain the same when you move. You will need to notify the Social Security Administration of your change of address. Also, note that if you move to a state with its own Medigap policy, than you will need to check with your provider. Such states include: Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Lastly, you should be aware that if you are moving to an area where medical care is more expensive, your health insurance company may be entitled to charge you higher monthly Medigap premiums.
Those who have Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Part C Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Select Plans, will need to check with their providers to see if they are still covered in their new location. If you are still covered, then you don’t need to change anything (other than your address on file). If your new location is not covered, you will need to enroll in a new plan.
You will be eligible to switch your plan the month you move in, or anytime in the next two months after you move.
If you are moving, or considering moving, and want help understanding how your Medicare will be affected, call 516-900-7877 and speak with a licensed Medicare Insurance agent today.