Will my Medicare coverage follow me if I move out of the state?

  • February 27, 2015

Q: Will my Medicare coverage follow me if I move out of the state?

A: If you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, yes.  But Medicare Advantage, Part D (prescriptions) and supplemental insurance plans (Medigap) can be state-specific.

Check with your insurance provider before moving to make sure your insurance is transferable and will be accepted by doctors and hospitals in your new state of residence.  If your plan won’t cover you in your new area, you’ll have access to a special enrollment period where you can select new coverage.

(If you have Original Medicare plus a Medigap plan, you’ll be able to choose from Medigap plans A, B, C, F, K, or L during your special enrollment period.)

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