This short video will teach you how to enroll in Medicare and the eligibility requirements. It'll also help you determine which plan is right for you. (Video, 4:34)Open video transcript
How to enroll
Get the coverage that best fits your needs
We have information about Medicare eligibility and enrollment periods, as well as how to enroll in our Medicare plans.
When to enroll
If you’re newly eligible for Medicare, you can sign up for a plan during your initial enrollment period. Examples include:
- Turning 65. You can apply up to three months before your birthday month, during your birthday month or within the three months following your birthday month. Learn more about what to do when you’re turning 65.
- A disability that qualifies you for Medicare.
Annual election period
Every year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, people with Medicare can explore new plan choices. During this period, you can enroll in:
• HAP Senior Plus Henry Ford Tiered Access
• HAP Senior Plus
• HAP Senior Plus Medical Only
Request Medicare information by mail
We want you to feel confident when making decisions about Medicare coverage. We can mail information that:
• Explains how Medicare works
• Outlines the types of Medicare plans
• Includes Medicare plan details
Transition process for Medicare Part D
Medicare enrollees have a transition period to give them sufficient time to work with their doctors to ensure their drug therapies are included in our list of covered drugs, also known as a formulary. The transition period also allows time to select an alternative drug therapy or to request an exception based on medical necessity.
Special enrollment period
There are specific events that could qualify you for a special enrollment period, including loss of union-paid or employer-paid coverage or moving out of your current plan’s service area.
This special enrollment period has rules about when you can make changes and the type of changes you can make. If you believe you may qualify for a special enrollment period, you can find out more at medicare.gov for specific rules.
Ways to enroll
There are several convenient ways to enroll in a HAP Medicare plan.
Enroll by mail
Speak with a licensed HAP Medicare sales representative. Call (877) 547-5186 (TTY: 711).
Oct. 1 through Dec. 7, 2016
Monday through Saturday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time
At all other times, you may access our interactive voice recording system at the same number and leave your name and phone number. A HAP Medicare sales representative will return your phone call the next business day. Please do not share personal health information when you leave your message.
If you want to join a plan that includes Medicare prescription drug coverage, you can enroll online at medicare.gov.
You can’t enroll in an Alliance Medicare supplement plan at medicare.gov. Alliance Medicare supplement plans help fill the gaps in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). It gives you the peace of knowing you can get care anywhere in the U.S. from any doctor, hospital or other provider that accepts Medicare. And you can enroll any time of year.
If you’d like to enroll in an Alliance Medicare supplement plan, please use the information above enroll online, by mail or by phone.
Ask us a question
Have a question about Medicare? Click on the link below and type in your question. A licensed HAP Medicare representative will contact you by email or phone.
Attend a Medicare workshop
Join others just like you at a free workshop to learn how to get the most out of a Medicare plan, get the latest information and ask questions.