Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C are Medicare supplement plans that are sold by private companies with the approval of state and federal regulators and must follow the same guidelines as standard Medicare. Depending on where you live, the options available to you may vary. Clear Spring Health is here to help you find what options are available to you in Illinois.
Illinois counties may have as many as 45 different Medicare Advantage Plans to choose from, or as few as 7. We’ve partnered with Community Care Alliance of Illinois (CCAI) to bring more Medicare Advantage choices to Illinois residents.
U.S. citizens are eligible for Medicare if they meet the following requirements:
Illinois offers a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) for people with limited income that helps them pay some or all of their Medicare premiums. The program operates in three categories of eligibility:
Each of these eligibility categories lay out their own income requirements, but all plans require that:
Need Medicare assistance in Illinois? Visit the Illinois Applications for Benefits Eligibility website.
If you’re a Medicare beneficiary or a caregiver and have questions about Medicare Advantage plans (Part C), Medicare Part D, or long-term care insurance, you can contact the IL chapter of Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP). SHIP also assists with Medicare billing questions. SHIIP counselors are not licensed insurance agents and they do not sell or endorse any Medicare plans, products, or companies. Learn more about Illinois SHIP.