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Replace Original Medicare with a Medicare Advantage plan

Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage plans include all the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B, prescription drug coverage, and other extra benefits.  

Choose Medicare Advantage if you:
are looking for cost savings
need prescription drug coverage

Add a Medicare Supplement plan to original Medicare

Medicare Supplement (also called Medigap) plans add coverage to Original Medicare. This helps with some of the costs Medicare Parts A and B don't cover like copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance.

Choose Medicare Supplement if you:
want to see any doctor who accepts Medicare
travel out of state

When am I eligible to apply for Medicare?

Your initial eligibility window for Medicare opens 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday. It extends 3 months after your birthday month. 

It's important not to delay. There can be financial penalties.

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