Turning 65?

We provide helpful information that makes Medicare enrollment easy. The enrollment period opens three months before you turn 65 and ends three months after your birthday month. Enrolling in Medicare first is necessary in order to qualify for Medicare Advantage.

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Happy Birthday!
This is a special one, because we get to talk about your Medicare benefits and enrollment.

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All of you who are joining Medicare can now make some choices, and if you aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place, Aetna is here to help.

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You have three months before your 65th birthday, and three months afterwards, to sign up for Medicare, Parts A and B. This is required to get Medicare Advantage.

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The good news is, you’re automatically enrolled in part A, but you must go online at socialsecurity.gov, or visit your Social Security office to enroll in Part B.

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And before we dive right in to learn exactly what Medicare covers, watch our easy to understand and informative Medicare 101 video.

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By now, you’ve seen lots of TV commercials and bulk mail, mostly from insurance companies telling you how wonderful their Medicare Advantage plan is and why you should join it… that's pretty much what the enrollment period is all about.

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Hopefully you now understand what original Medicare is… and isn’t, and you may decide you need more insurance. About one month before your 65th birthday, a detailed outline for your Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan will arrive in the mail.

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This plan picks up where Medicare leaves off. You receive everything original Medicare offers, in addition to some great extras. The Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan gives you access to personalized nurse support, wellness programs, gym memberships, and social programs. You can see any doctor that participates with Original Medicare who is willing to treat you, so you'll likely be able to keep the doctors you have now with no interruption in your care needs.

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So, there it is, Medicare enrollment in a nut shell. Congratulations on your retirement, and we hope you enjoy your golden years in health. We now return you back to your regularly scheduled birthday cake and presents.

OE 2020 — Enroll in your new plan today

Learn about your plan options from the comfort of your home. You can watch a webinar video to learn more about Aetna Medicare Advantage.

These webinars, designed just for IAFF-FC members, will cover topics such as:

  • What you need to know about Medicare enrollment
  • Options available once you’re Medicare eligible
  • Cost savings available with an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan
  • How to use fitness programs and other benefits available to you
  • How to manage your health

Not exactly sure which plan to choose?

Aetna Medicare Advantage gives you four plan options for when you turn 65.

Learn about your plan options

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