Frequent Queries

It is MyAARPMedicare’s sole mission to help people lead an active and fulfilling life. The company offers various health care programs to individuals, employers, the military, and the beneficiaries’ families.


MyAARPMedicare Frequent Queries

You may have some questions or doubts in your mind related to MyAARPMedicare. You can probably find the answer to your question here in our FAQs.

When do I become eligible for Original Medicare?

Once you turn 65 and are a United States citizen or legal resident, you’re eligible for Original Medicare. Legal residents must live in the United States for a minimum of five consecutive years before they are eligible for Original Medicare.

Medicare Advantage plans to provide what vision (eye care) benefits?

Most Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) include eye exams, eyeglasses, and corrective lenses, among other services. Routine vision care is not covered by Medicare (Parts A and B) alone. 

What is a Medicare Supplement plan?

Insurance companies that offer Medicare Supplement plan help cover some out-of-pocket expenses not covered by Original Medicare (which includes Parts A and B). Also called Medigap plans, Medicare Supplements provide additional coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.

Does Original Medicare cover prescription drugs?

Sadly, no. Medicare’s original coverage does not include prescription drugs. There are a few drugs you may be eligible for under Part A as an inpatient. Other options include Medicare Part D, a private insurance plan approved by Medicare that supplies prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D plans (PDPs) provide coverage for prescription drugs on their own or through Medicare Advantage plans (MAPDs), which include prescription drug coverage.

How long is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

Each year, the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) runs from January 1 to March 31. You have the option of leaving your Medicare Advantage plan, switching to another Medicare Advantage plan, or returning to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). You can then enroll in a standalone Part D plan after that.