Your Medicare questions answered

Wondering how Medicare fits into your life? 
We can help you make sense of it.

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New Medicare cards are coming

New, more secure Medicare ID cards will be mailed to all members between April 2018 and April 2019. This card will not replace your Sharp Health Plan member ID card. Learn more from Medicare.

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Find out if you are eligible

Medicare is available to most people over 65, as well as certain individuals with disabilities. Learn about eligibility requirements and the different types of Medicare plans in order to select the best coverage for you.

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Don't miss out on Medicare enrollment

If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time or making changes to your coverage, you will need to enroll during specific enrollment periods. Medicare offers an initial enrollment period if you are newly eligible, as well as an annual open enrollment period.

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Medicare prescription coverage

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage. The Sharp Direct Advantage plan helps cover the cost of medications your doctor prescribes. We can walk you through how Medicare Part D works and the medication costs you'll incur.

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Understanding Medicare

The four parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D, offer different types of coverage for hospital stays, health insurance and prescription drugs. The Sharp Direct Advantage plan combines all the advantages of Medicare Parts A, B and D.

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Why choose Sharp Direct Advantage?

When you join Sharp Direct Advantage, you become part of the Sharp San Diego family. As part of Sharp HealthCare and through our connection to regional partners, you’ll find a family of providers close to where you live and spend time. No matter where you are in San Diego, from Chula Vista to El Cajon to Oceanside, we’ve got you covered.

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

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