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Medicare Information

When can I join Central Valley Medical Group?
When can I join a Medicare Advantage Plan?
Join CVMG by choosing the best option.

When can I join Central Valley Medical Group?

You can join CVMG year-round if you are currently enrolled in any of the following Medicare Advantage Plans; you do not need to wait until Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period! You simply call the health plan and request your physician through CVMG.

Need help figuring out if you can join CVMG? Call us at (209) 573-7413 (TTY 711) for information and assistance. We are avaialble 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

When can I join a Medicare Advantage Plan?
  • You become eligible for Medicare three months before the month you turn 65 until three months after the month you turn 65; if you wait, you may be assessed a higher premium penalty.
  • If you didn’t join when you were first eligible, you can join during the Annual Election Period.
  • If you have another Medicare plan, you can join or switch during the Annual Election Period, which is October 15 through December 7 of each year.

You may also be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan during Special Election Periods at other times, such as:

  • If you move out of the service area of the plan you are in
  • If you have both Medicare and Medicaid (MediCal in California)
  • If you have certain special needs

See Medicare.gov or call CVMG at (209) 573-7413 (TTY 711) for information and assistance. We are avaialble 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

Make CVMG your medical group of choice:

If you’ve already enrolled in one of the three Medicare Advantage Plans CVMG accepts, you choose your primary care physician and choose CVMG as your medical group. You can designate CVMG as your medical group AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR. Call the plan at the number listed below and let them know you want your doctor through CVMG. If you want help finding a CVMG doctor, click here for the physician search or call (209) 573-7413 (TTY 711) for information and assistance. We are avaialble 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.
If it is Open Enrollment (Annual Election Period) between October 15 through December 7, you can contact the plan directly to choose a CVMG-accepted Medicare Advantage plan.

Remember: to get the benefits of CVMG, you must specify you want your doctor through Central Valley Medical Group (CVMG)!
Contact HICAP
Health insurance agents can help you compare and enroll in the Medicare Advantage plan that best fits your needs during the Medicare Annual Election Period (sometimes called Open Enrollment) October 15 through December 7. CVMG can help you connect with an agent in your area – just call us at 209-573-7401 (TTY 711). We are avaialble 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

http://medicare.gov/
The Medicare website is full of information where you can review health plans in Stanislaus County and enroll in the plan you choose, usually between October 15 and December 7. Go to www.Medicare.gov to search on information about Medicare. If you are currently a member of one of the health plans CVMG accepts and you want your doctor through CVMG, you can contact the health plan at the numbers listed below or contact CVMG for information and assistance.

Remember: to get the benefits of CVMG, you must specify you want your doctor through Central Valley Medical Group (CVMG)!
CVMG, through Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, is a contracted provider with Health Net and UnitedHealthcare. Each of these Medicare Advantage Organizations has a contract with Medicare to offer Medicare Advantage plans. Enrollment in one of these Medicare Advantage plans depends on contract renewal. This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov. Other providers are available in these plans’ networks.

Have questions?

Give us a call today at 209-573-7401