Learn about the Verizon Advantage Plan

Attend a webinar where you can get answers to your questions.

You have the following dates to choose from. Register for the date opens in a new window that works best for you. If you’d like, you may attend more than one session.

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 / 11 AM or 2 PM ET
Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, August 21st, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, September 18th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, October 16th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, November 20th, 2024 / 11 AM ET
Wednesday, December 18th, 2024 / 11 AM ET

Have more questions about Medicare? To learn more about the Verizon Advantage Plan, call us at 1-866-241-0356 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM, ET.

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Happy Birthday!
This is a special one, because we get to talk about your Medicare benefits and enrollment.

All of you who are joining Medicare can now make some choices, and if you aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place, Aetna is here to help.

You have three months before your 65th birthday, and three months afterwards, to sign up for Medicare, Parts A and B. This is required to get Medicare Advantage.

The good news is, you’re automatically enrolled in part A, but you must go online at socialsecurity.gov, or visit your Social Security office to enroll in Part B.

And before we dive right in to learn exactly what Medicare covers, watch our easy to understand and informative Medicare 101 video.

By now, you’ve seen lots of TV commercials and bulk mail, mostly from insurance companies telling you how wonderful their Medicare Advantage plan is and why you should join it… that’s pretty much what the enrollment period is all about.

Hopefully you now understand what original Medicare is… and isn’t, and you may decide you need more insurance. About one month before your 65th birthday, a detailed outline for your Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan will arrive in the mail.

This plan picks up where Medicare leaves off. You receive everything original Medicare offers, in addition to some great extras. The Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan gives you access to personalized nurse support, wellness programs, gym memberships, and social programs. You can see any doctor that participates with Original Medicare who is willing to treat you, so you’ll likely be able to keep the doctors you have now with no interruption in your care needs.

So, there it is, Medicare enrollment in a nut shell. Congratulations on your retirement, and we hope you enjoy your golden years in health. We now return you back to your regularly scheduled birthday cake and presents.

Understanding Medicare and what it covers

Medicare is the federal insurance program for people age 65 or older and for some people with certain illnesses.

Here are the different types of Medicare and what they cover:

  • Part A covers hospital stays.
  • Part B covers doctor visits. All Medicare enrollees pay a Part B premium each month.
  • Part C (or Medicare Advantage) combines Part A and Part B coverage. It also offers additional benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, such as care advocacy and wellness programs. The Verizon Advantage Plan is a Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Part D covers prescription drugs. Prescription drug coverage under the Verizon Advantage Plan is administered by Express Scripts®.
Learn about Medicare Advantage

Enrolling in Medicare

For most people, the Medicare enrollment period opens three months before they turn 65 and ends three months after their birthday.

You can apply for Medicare online at socialsecurity.gov opens in a new window or enroll at your local Social Security office.

Verizon has partnered with SSDC Services to provide Medicare services for their retirees. If you have any questions related to enrolling in Medicare Parts A and/or B, please call SSDC Services at 1-866-729-9727 ext. 390. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM ET.

Getting to know the Verizon Advantage Plan

Once you get your member ID card, you can view your plan information on your secure member website. Click “Log in/Register” at the top right of the home page, and register with your member ID.

You can also reference your plan details in the information packet mailed to your home. To request for an additional packet, call 1-866-241-0356 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM, ET.

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