Thinking about your Medicare options?
PacMed can help!
Learn about Medicare and make the best decision for your health! If you are eligible but not enrolled in Medicare, you can join between January 1-March 31 each year, anytime in the seven-month period around your 65th birthday, after certain qualifying events or during other enrollment period dates set by Medicare.
Sign up for a free workshop
Our Medicare 101 workshops, hosted by Connexion Insurance, are an easy way to learn about your options so you can make an informed decision. Workshops are free of charge and will give the chance to ask questions based on your unique needs.
Schedule a free consultation
Schedule a complimentary, private consultation with a Connexion Medicare Specialist, to help you understand your options, including which plan is right for you. There’s no cost or obligation and it can be done over the phone or video.
Connexion Hotline: 877.315.3279
PacMed’s partner licensed to discuss all statewide Medicare options.
SHIBA Helpline: 800.562.6900
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, staffed by volunteers trained by the state.
PacMed accepts a variety of Medicare insurance plans, including original Medicare, Medicare Supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans.
Original Medicare (Parts A & B)
PacMed accepts original Medicare. Medicare-eligible services provided in PacMed clinics will be covered by Medicare Part B (outpatient coverage). For a list of Medicare plans we are contracted with in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, see our Medicare Plans.
Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
PacMed accepts many Medicare Advantage plans. For a list of Medicare Advantage plans we are contracted with in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, see our Medicare Plans.
Medicare Supplemental (“Medigap”) plans
PacMed accepts all Medicare Supplemental (“Medigap”) plans. These pay secondary to Medicare and are automatically accepted for beneficiaries who also carry traditional Medicare.
Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) coverage
PacMed accepts Medicare Part D through the Maxor pharmacies located in PacMed clinics.
We understand how complex and confusing Medicare can be. In addition to the free sessions and hotlines above, the basic information and FAQ below can help you start to get oriented.
Stay with Original Medicare or choose ONE option
As a Medicare beneficiary, you can stay with Original Medicare (A+B), or choose either a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medigap (Supplemental) plan.
These options are designed differently, and each has its pros and cons. You cannot have Medicare Advantage and Medigap at the same time. You can only pick one:
Even within these basic options there are choices. There are over a dozen regulated Medigap (supplemental) plan types, and many custom Medicare Advantage plans designed by different insurers. It’s good to study the details of whatever plan you are considering to know what’s covered.
To read the fine print between Medicare Advantage and Medigap options, see this chart from the insurance commissioner.
For prescription drug coverage, you may also choose to add Medicare Part D to some of these plans; others have prescription drug coverage included.
If you need help sorting through these options, you can attend an info session or call one of the free hotlines available above or read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.
To learn more or enroll in Medicare coverage you can contact PacMed’s partner, Connexion, or:
- Contact Medicare Advantage or Supplemental plans directly
- Contact any licensed insurance agent of your choice
- Visit the state insurance commissioner website
- Work directly with Medicare at 1.800.MEDICARE or www.medicare.gov