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Medicare Insurance Advice

Medicare Insurance Advice

ARC has you covered - we accept traditional Medicare and several Medicare Advantage Plans. We welcome new and established patients to ARC and encourage all patients to learn about their Medicare options.

All Medicare Advantage plans accepted at ARC include the ARC Senior Health Connect program, proactively coordinating healthcare for members and offering additional wellness benefits like dental, hearing, and vision coverage. View your Medicare options at ARC.

Where can you find professional advice at no cost to you?

  • Call 817-410-5954 to schedule an annual benefits review with a licensed insurance agent.

Why review your medicare plan each year?

  • Your health needs and medication needs may change.
  • Your need for vision, dental, hearing, transportation, or meal coverage may change.
  • You may be entitled to more than what you are using.

Why update your PCP with your plan each year?

  1. Your health plan needs you to confirm your PCP so they can better coordinate your care.
  2. Austin Regional Clinic may call you or email you with a link to a secure form to confirm your PCP, and then we share that information with your health plan.
  3. The caller should have personal information to confirm it is you. You should not provide any personal information aside from your health plan and PCP.
  4. Call Senior Health Connect at 512-402-5990 if you have any questions.

Where are you in the Medicare decision process?

  • I want to find out if my current plan is still the right one for me.

    An insurance agent can help you determine if your current plan is still the best one for your needs.

    If you do not have an insurance agent, please call a licensed agent at the Medicare Insurance Information Line at no cost to you: 1-817-410-5954 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

  • I am about to turn 65 and need help making a decision.

    There is a lot to learn about your new Medicare benefits. We have resources that can help.

    • Call a licensed agent at the Medicare Insurance Information Line at no cost to you: 1-817-410-5954 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm to get started!
  • I need Medicare extra help resources for my medical expenses.

    You may be able to get extra help to pay for the monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. (You must be enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug plan to get this extra help.)

    Please call 817-410-5954 or download the flyer for additional information.

What are some things a Medicare insurance agent can do?

  • Verify Medicare plans are accepted by your all your doctors, including your primary care physician (PCP) and your specialists.
  • Compare Medicare plans to meet your personal needs and preferences.
  • Identify a Medicare prescription plan that covers all your medications at the lowest cost.
  • Assistance throughout the Medicare plan enrollment process.

Agent consultations are private and by appointment, ensuring the agent takes the time to understand your needs and then helps you compare your available Medicare plan options in an unbiased manner. This is a service offered at no cost to you, as agents are paid directly by the Medicare plan should you enroll for insurance coverage.

Medicare Shared Savings Program - Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) participates in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), allowing ARC to work with Medicare, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers to deliver coordinated patient care. Only people enrolled in traditional Medicare can be assigned to an ACO. Ask your ARC provider if you may qualify for these benefits.

For more information, visit our Medicare Shared Savings Program page.