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Who Can Join a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA)?

You can generally join Medicare Advantage Plan if certain conditions specified by CMS are met. The following are the conditions a person must meet to be eligible for a MA Plan; there are still certain enrollment periods that specify when you can join. All of these conditions must be met in order to join, not just one or two.

Conditions (all must be met)

  • You must have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B (unless you already have a MA Plan)
  • You must also live in the plan’s service area
  • You must NOT have End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or  a kidney transplant). Some exceptions may apply.
To find out “when” you can join visit the following article: When Can you Join, Change, or Switch.

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