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4 things you should know about our Medicare plans

What’s available when and where


By Sara Wagner
November 17, 2017

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When October and November roll around, just about everyone is gearing up for the craziest shopping season of the year. And for many people, it’s not just holiday shopping that you’re preparing for.

This is the time of year when Medicare’s annual enrollment period is underway. This is when people who are eligible for Medicare can shop for new plans. It runs from October 15 through December 7.

Choosing a health plan is an important decision. And when it comes to Medicare plans, there are plenty of options. But, as my own mother annually reminds me, navigating these options can be challenging.

That’s why HealthPartners introduced new tools and resources to make shopping for and choosing the right Medicare plan easier. We also have some new great plans in neighboring states.

Shopping for a Medicare plan might not be as fun as shopping for great deals on Black Friday. But it doesn’t have to be a drag, either! Here are the top 4 things to know about HealthPartners’ Medicare options:

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HealthPartners is a Cost plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal. HealthPartners UnityPoint Health is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners UnityPoint Health depends on contract renewal.

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Sara Wagner

Sara Wagner is a Manager of Medicare & Individual Sales at HealthPartners. She’s been with the team for 15 years with close to 30 years of sales, service, and management experience all within the health insurance industry. We’re grateful to have her extensive expertise on the HealthPartners Health Insurance Help blog.In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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