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If you are Medicare eligible and moving or have recently moved to North Carolina, welcome! North Carolina is a beautiful state with a diverse landscape, a rich history and much to offer individuals of every age. North Carolina is well-known as a great state for retirees and boasts one of the largest populations of military verterans in the country. We think you will love NC, but let’s face it, moving is a big deal. As a military spouse of 20 years, I’ve made my fair share of moves and it’s always an ordeal. In addition to learning a new place and new people, there are a lot of logistics that require time and attention. Health insurance is one of those logistical issues that can be overwhelming when you move, but we at NC Health plans are here to help.
As a Medicare recipient you have some important things to consider when moving. If you are newly retiring and new to Medicare, you should begin researching your NC Medicare options. You will want to get enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) through the Social Security office. Next, you will need to determine what kind of supplemental policy is best for you. Keep in mind that Medicare Advantage plans are NC county specific so you will need to determine what is available in the county to which you are moving.
If you are already a Medicare recipient, your move to North Carolina opens an important window for you in which you are able to enroll in new supplemental coverage. It’s important that you do not wait too long after your move to secure NC Medicare supplemental insurance as there are strict rules regarding application deadlines and your ability to enroll your plan with guaranteed issue. Understanding these important time frames can save you a big headache down the road and make your transition to North Carolina much easier. (more…)