Important Information for our Medicare Patients
The South Shore Medical Center accepts the following Medicare plans:
- Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO – 1-800-867-2000
This is the only Medicare Advantage HMO we accept.
- Original Medicare – 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227)
- Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options – 1-855-670-5938
This is the only Senior Care Options (SCO) plan we accept.
- Most Medicare Supplement plans (sometimes referred to as “wrap” plans)
- Medicare Advantage PPO Plans, but are considered out of network
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is October 15 – December 7 for coverage effective January 1st. During this period, a beneficiary can enroll or disenroll or change from one Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) to another PDP or to a Medicare Advantage-PDP.
Enrollment at other times of the year can be done only under special circumstances. Please contact 1-800-MEDICARE to learn more about the enrollment periods.
For specific information on Medicare plan comparisons, costs, and benefits, please contact the plans directly, or contact SHINE at 1-800-Age-Info (1-800-243-4636) and press 3.
Insurance Plans We Accept
South Shore Medical Center accepts most commercial insurance plans, including many HMOs. Each patient is responsible for his or her own health insurance coverage and benefits. We encourage you to be familiar with your policy. The staff in our patient services office is readily available to answer questions you may have about your coverage.
All Commercial Insurance Plans
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Fallon Community Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
HUGHP (Harvard University Group Health Plan)
Health Care Value Management
John Hancock GIC Indemnity
John Hancock UNICARE
Private Health Care Systems
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred
Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options
United Health Care