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​Generally Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage kidney disease. If you qualify for Medicare, you can review your health insurance options during Medicare Open Enrollment.

Some people choose to receive their Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage health plan. If you’re considering Medicare Advantage, pay attention to whether you are choosing a plan that includes your current providers and hospitals at Atrium Health Floyd.

​Key Dates for Medicare Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Begins: Oct. 15

Open Enrollment Ends: Dec. 7

Coverage Begins: Jan. 1

​During Open Enrollment, newly eligible and existing Medicare patients can review coverage options and choose to:

  • Switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (or vice versa)
  • Change from one Medicare Advantage plan to another
  • Add or change Medicare prescription drug plans
  • Make no changes to current Medicare coverage​

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​Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Learn about the two types of Medicare programs and what makes Medicare Advantage different.

​Original Medicare

Original Medicare is the traditional Medicare program, where the government pays directly for the health care services you receive. You can go to any doctor or hospital that takes Medicare in the U.S. and buy supplemental coverage to help pay out-of-pocket costs.

Original Medicare includes:

  • ​Part A (inpatient/hospital coverage)
  • Part B (outpatient/medical coverage)

You can add:

  • Part D (prescription drug coverage)
  • Supplemental coverage/Medigap​​

Medicare Advantage

Instead of Original Medicare, you can get your Medicare benefits from a Medicare Advantage Plan, also known as Medicare Part C. Medicare Advantage bundles the coverage you get under Original Medicare and can include additional benefits.

Medicare Advantage includes:

  • ​Part A (inpatient/hospital coverage)
  • Part B (outpatient/medical coverage)

Most plans also include:

  • ​Part D (prescription drug coverage)
  • Extra benefits (routine dental, hearing and vision care)​​

Which plans include Atrium Health providers in their networks?

Under Medicare Advantage, you usually need to go to doctors and hospitals in your plan’s network in order to limit your out-of-pocket costs. Plans that include Atrium Health Floyd are as follows. Please note that plans are different for each facility.

​Atrium Health Floyd (Alabama Market), including Rural Health Clinics

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage (excludes Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center Rural Health Clinics)
  • BCBS of Alabama Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Clover Medicare Advantage
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage 
  • Viva Health Medicare Advantage
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage 

Atrium Health Floyd (Georgia Market)

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage
  • CareSource Advantage
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Clover Medicare Advantage
  • Georgia Assurance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage *
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage

*Atrium Health Floyd Outpatient Psychiatry (Floyd Physicians, LLC) is not participating with United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health.​

Learn which health insurance plans​ Atrium Health Floyd accepts.

Learn more about Medicare.

​Why choose a plan that includes Atrium Health Floyd?

​If you already have an Atrium Health Floyd doctor or hospital you prefer, you may want to pick a plan that includes them. This lets you continue seeing them, while better managing your health care costs. In addition to your doctor and hospital, you get a seamless connection to Atrium Health Floyd’s vast care options. A few highlights include:

  • Primary care from the region’s preferred provider, including family medicine and internal medicine
  • ​The region’s largest network of behavioral health and substance use services
  • Convenient on-demand care options, like urgent care and video visits
  • Peace of mind that when you get care from Atrium Health Floyd, you can more easily keep your out-of-pocket costs down

Reminder​​: Don't Give Personal Information to Plan Callers

​Medicare plans aren't allowed to call you to enroll you in a plan, unless you specifically ask to be called. Also, plans should never ask you for financial information, including credit card or bank account numbers, over the phone.

No one should call you without your permission or come to your home uninvited to sell Medicare products. Call 1-800-MEDICARE to report a plan that does this. Learn more about how to prevent Medicare fraud and abuse.​​

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare Advantage