Medicare eligibility and plan types

Get the facts.

There is a lot to consider when looking for a Medicare Advantage health plan. It is important to understand the basics of Medicare, the eligibility requirements and Medicare plan types available.


Who is eligible for Medicare?

Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). People 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities and people of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant) are Medicare eligible.

Learn more about Medicare

To be eligible for Sharp Direct Advantage®, you must:

  1. Be a Medicare Beneficiary with Part A and enrolled in Part B. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
  2. Be a resident of San Diego County

You must enroll in Sharp Direct Advantage during one of our enrollment periods.

Enrollment Periods

What Medicare options are available?

Prescription Drug Plans (PDP)
Medicare Supplements (aka Medigap)
Original Medicare
Medicare Advantage plans

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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