Stay informed to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and get your vaccine as soon as you are able! Contact your Medicare Advantage plan with any questions about your coverage, and reach out to your provider if you have health concerns during this time. 

 

  • The COVID-19 public health emergency remains in effect: While hospitalizations and fatalities thankfully decline, COVID-19 remains in our lives and appropriate precautions should still be taken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend wearing a mask in indoor public setting and large crowds, practicing social distancing (at least 6 feet), and getting a COVID vaccine.
  • All Americans Ages 16 and Up are Eligible for a Free COVID vaccine: Every American age 16 and up is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to them. The CDC reports that “widespread vaccination is a critical tool to the stop the pandemic.” Vaccines are safe and effective, with the latest studies showing that fully vaccinated seniors are 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. Public health officials have also relaxed certain guidelines and restrictions for individuals who are fully vaccinated. Read a helpful list of myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine here and talk with your health care provider about getting the COVID-19 vaccine today!
  • Need Help Making a Vaccine Appointment? Visit vaccinefinder.org to find vaccination sites near you with available appointments. Your doctor’s office and Medicare Advantage provider can also provide further information.
  • Medicare Advantage Is Here to Help: While all of us continue to face uncertainties and new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare Advantage is here to help – expanding telehealth services, waiving consumer costs, and enhancing touchpoints with providers that are not available in Traditional Medicare. Read more about the Medicare Advantage response to COVID-19 here.