If you enroll in the Medicare Advantage option mid-year, the expenses that you paid toward your claims under the Milwaukee County Choice Plus plan will not count toward fulfilling your out-of-pocket maximum under the Medicare Advantage Plan. If you are close to meeting your annual out-of-pocket maximum, you may want to consider remaining in the Choice Plus PPO plan for the remainder of the year.
Due to Medicare regulations, you can only be enrolled in one Medicare plan at a time. Enrolling in a second Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D plan will cause Medicare to terminate coverage under your current Medicare plan. If you are eligible for coverage under a Medicare Advantage plan from another employer, or a spouse’s retirement plan, you may want to consider remaining in the Choice Plus PPO. Additionally, you will want to confirm if your other plan features an Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) or Medicare D option. If so, be sure to indicate this on your enrollment form.
If you have dependents who are not Medicare-eligible, you can still participate in the Medicare Advantage option. Your dependents will remain covered under the County’s Choice Plus PPO.