Eye on Medicare

LIFE HAS TAUGHT YOU MANY LESSONS, LIKE THE ADAGE “AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE”

At Cigna, we understand the fear of being exposed to COVID-19 during the pandemic has caused many older adults to delay going to the doctor’s office to keep up on preventive health care. As more people get vaccinated, now is the time to take control of your health, in partnership with doctors.

Delaying preventive care can catch up with anybody, but especially for those who are older. As we age, preventive care becomes increasingly important in helping to identify early warning signs or manage chronic conditions. Doctors’ offices have put into place nationally accepted, evidence-based COVID-19 safety protocols. And many preventive services are covered by Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans at no extra cost when visiting a participating or in-network provider.

Doctors can help determine the right services based on age, gender, medical history and current health status. Here are a few of the important services to consider:

Annual wellness visit
Mammogram
Colorectal screening
Bone density scan
Eye exam
Vaccinations

Much of Cigna’s growth to become a leading global health care company is attributed to our commitment to local communities. Recently, we built on our strong history and long-standing relationships to launch Medicare Advantage plans in Denver and Boulder. We look forward to helping more older adults in Colorado be at their best for all that lies ahead. Use our Search Tool to find a Cigna Medicare Advantage plan in your zip code.

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7. If you’re eligible for Medicare, you may be able to enroll in a Cigna Medicare Advantage plan that offers all the coverage of Original Medicare plus added benefits and services. Based on your circumstances, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan at other times of the year, such as:

Open Enrollment Period – January 1 to March 31

Initial Enrollment Period – the three months before you turn 65, the month you turn 65 and the three months after you turn 65

Special Enrollment Period – year-round based on retirement, a move or other special situations

The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.

It’s important to talk with a Benefit Advisor to learn more about the right time and the right plan to meet your individual needs. Call 855-933-0625 (TTY 711) or visit CignaMedicareColorado.com, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.

All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation. The Cigna name, logos, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult http://www.medicare.gov. Cigna is contracted with Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and PPO plans in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in Cigna depends on contract renewal.

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