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Aurora Health Quartz Medicare Advantage

It’s time to expect more from your Medicare

That's why we’re collaborating with Quartz, a trusted insurance provider contracted with Medicare, to offer you 5-Star-rated Medicare Advantage HMO plans.

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Understanding Medicare

Medicare is a federal government program that offers health insurance to individuals who are:

  • Age 65 and older
  • Under age 65, disabled and on Social Security for 24 months
  • Any age with end-stage renal disease or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

There are two main ways to obtain Medicare coverage:

  • Original Medicare: This plan includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). You also can add Part D (prescription drug coverage) and Medicare supplement insurance.
  • Medicare Advantage: Similar to an employer’s HMO or PPO, these bundled plans offer you additional benefits such as vision, dental and hearing. These plans also often have lower out-of-pocket costs than Medicare Part A and Part B.

When choosing a Medicare plan, some things to consider include:

  1. Does my current Medicare coverage allow me to see all the providers who are important to me?
  2. Are my prescription drug costs as reasonable as they can be?
  3. Do I currently have all the health care benefits that are most essential to me?

Comparing Medicare plans could result in cost savings or expanded benefits. It’s important to review your coverage to see if it fits your individual needs.

Enrollment Periods at a Glance

Initial Enrollment Period

The Initial Enrollment Period is a seven-month period that includes three months before you turn 65, your birthday month, and three months after you turn 65.

Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) happens every fall from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, you can join, drop or change Medicare coverage. The plan coverage you choose during AEP starts on Jan. 1 of the following year.

5-Star Special Enrollment Period

During the 5-Star Special Enrollment Period, you can switch from your current Medicare plan to a 5-Star-rated Medicare Advantage plan in your area. You can switch once throughout the plan year.

General Enrollment Period

There is a three-month window from Jan. 1 through March 31 annually where you can enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B for the first time if you missed signing up when you were first eligible, and you are not eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be subject to late penalties.

Individuals can sign up for Medicare Advantage (Part C) from April 1 through June 30. Coverage begins July 1.

Special Enrollment Period

In some cases, you may be able to enroll in or switch to a plan outside of the Initial Enrollment Period. This includes changes in your life situation, such as:

  • You retire and leave a health care plan through your employer or union
  • You move out of your current health plan’s service area

When you enroll will determine when your coverage begins. To determine your eligibility and for more information on enrollment periods, visit

Get More with Quartz

Aurora Health Quartz Medicare Advantage plans not only offer a wide range of benefits, but let you enjoy your coverage while keeping your in-network primary care and specialty physicians. This gives you access to coordinated care for both preventive care and support you need to manage chronic conditions.

With Aurora Health Quartz Medicare Advantage, you’ll experience:

  • A 5-Star-rated Medicare Advantage plan
  • Monthly premiums as low $0
  • Low copays
  • Prescription drug coverage (with select plans)
  • Hearing, vision and dental benefits

No matter what kind of Medicare plan you have now, Quartz can help you make the most of your Medicare coverage.

A 5-Star Rating That Puts You First

Quartz and Aurora Health Care partnered together to launch the region’s only joint 5-Star Medicare Advantage plan. It’s also only one of two plans in the nation to earn this rating at least nine times.

CMS compares and rates the quality of Medicare health and drug plans nationwide. This overall 5 out of 5 Stars for 2021 is considered excellent by the Medicare’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)* for quality and service.

Having such a highly ranked plan helps ensure you get the care you deserve from getting care quickly to receiving quality customer service.

And as a Medicare beneficiary, you can switch from your current plan to the Aurora Health Quartz Medicare Advantage 5-Star plan anytime, not just during open enrollment.

*Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

Get Started with Quartz

Speak with a Quartz Medicare expert.

Call 888-869-9144 (TTY: 711) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday.

Attend a Webinar with Experts

Hear local independent insurance agents share in-depth knowledge you can use.

  • Get details about Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) plans.
  • Learn about different types of coverage – and which benefits are right for you.
  • Understand out-of-pocket costs including premiums, copays, deductibles and more.

Our webinars are free and no-obligation with a variety of dates and times to choose from.

Visit to reserve your spot.


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Know Your Options

For more information on Medicare-related services and programs, visit

Benefacts provides individuals with informational services regarding insurance options and connects consumers with experienced advisors. Benefacts advisors assist individuals by:

  • Confidentially assessing everyone's specific health care needs
  • Educating those turning 65 or older on their health insurance options

Aurora Health Quartz Medicare Advantage HMO plans are available to residents of the following Wisconsin counties: Brown, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago.

For more information about the Aurora Health Care Medicare Advantage HMO plans from Quartz, visit

We accept other Medicare plans in addition to Quartz. For a full list of insurers, visit