There is certain information you must provide and actions you must take before you can be enrolled in the university-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans. Although sponsored by the university, your enrollment must be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) – the federal agency responsible for the administration of Medicare Advantage plans – before coverage becomes effective. CMS will approve enrollment into a Medicare Advantage plan if an individual:
- Is enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B,
- Provides a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)/Medicare Claim Number,
- Has a permanent U.S. street address (no P.O. Box) on file, and
- Is not within the 30-month coordination period for end-stage renal disease.