Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

The New Year can bring many changes, and is a great time to choose to put your health first. Start your New Year by learning about your new Medicare coverage and costs, and staying healthy by using preventive services.

If you changed Medicare health or drug plans for 2021, your new coverage begins January 1. Check out your basic costs for Medicare-covered tests, items, and services to see if they’ve changed. For more personalized and cost specific information, visit your Medicare account or create one.

Are you trying to take better care of yourself this New Year? Medicare can help. Medicare covers many preventive services, including your yearly “Wellness” visit and screenings for breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Most of these services are provided at no cost to you. Preventive services are key to maintaining your wellbeing; they keep you from getting sick and help find health problems early. Check out our complete list of Medicare-covered preventive services and watch our preventive benefits video to learn more. Call your doctor to discuss what preventive services you may need, and the best time to get them.

Using preventive services to stay healthy and understanding how your coverage works is a great way to kick off your new year. Being confident in your plan choice is also very important. If you think you chose the wrong plan because of inaccurate or misleading information, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and explain your situation. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. Our call center representatives will find the best ways to help you throughout the year.
Here’s to a healthy and happy 2021!