Medicare Made Easy

Before You Choose your Medicare Plan, Choose Your Physician

After all, your health plan won’t diagnose or treat you — your doctor will. Think about what type of physician you need. Ask about the doctor’s education including board certification and philosophy of care.

Medicare open enrollment

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare is October 15 through December 7. This is the time each year when you can switch from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan; change from your Medicare Advantage plan back to original Medicare; or switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another.

It’s also a good time to decide what primary care doctor and health system you trust to coordinate all of your care.

Switch to Scripps

Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal primary care doctors and specialists, as well as Scripps hospitals, are considered in-network on several Medicare Advantage plans in San Diego County.

Choosing the right Medicare coverage can feel overwhelming, but there are a variety of resources to help you. Find the Medicare resources you need.