There are cases where your current coverage may be used in a different state, and you may not be required to do anything. In some cases, you may have been enrolled in a plan that is not available in the new state you are moving to. In such a case, you must take an action.
If moving with Original Medicare
If you have Part A and B and moving to a new state, you don’t need to make any changes. This is because Original Medicare does not have provider networks. You are free to utilize services from any hospital and doctor from around the country, provided that they are approved by Medicare.
If you need assistance to find a doctor in your new state who accepts Medicare, the Physician Compare tool at Medicare.gov can be very useful. When moving out of your current state, you need to contact Social Security so as to update your mailing address on Medicare’s file. You can achieve that by visiting the Social Security site to make the updates online. If you are a holder of My Social Security account, it’s possible to update your old address to new one.
You can also visit the local Social Security offices to make the updates in person. If you were a railroad employee, you can update your information through Railroad Retirement Board by calling 1-877-772-5772 to talk to a representative. Those using TTY can call 1-312-751-4701.
In most cases, you can continue with your Medigap plan even when moving to a new state so long as you continue with your original Medicare enrollment. The benefits from Medigap can be used to cater for all expenses in any healthcare facility provided that accept Medicare, irrespective of state. If you need to make a plan switch while moving, you may check with providers, such as Florida Blue, if they’ll be able to provide coverage in your new state.
If moving with a Medicare Part C and/or Part D
In this case, you will be required to find and enroll in a plan that’s within the new location. In some situations, your provider may offer an option to enroll in a similar plan if a Medicare plan is enrolling new members.
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