A Medicare plan for you.
Medicare Advantage Plans provide all of your Part A and Part B benefits, plus coverage for other services that Original Medicare does not cover.
Benefits of the Community First Medicare Advantage Plan
Community First Medicare Advantage Plan covers all of your Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) services, and beyond that we also offer extra coverage for things like vision, hearing, dental, and prescription drugs. Additional benefits of the Community First Medicare Advantage Plan include:
Protection against high-cost prescription drugs through our offering of various levels of cost coverage for different “tiers” of drugs.
Affordable coverage through the use of our trusted network of providers.
The same rights and protections that you would have under Original Medicare.
Learn more about the benefits Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan has to offer! Click on Extra Benefits or browse our Member Resources which include detailed plan documents.
Original medicare vs. medicare advantage
Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan is Medicare…plus so much more. Find out the differences between our plan and Original Medicare.
READY TO ENROLL?
Enrolling in the Community First Medicare Advantage Plan is simple.
Medicare beneficiaries may enroll in the Community First Medicare Advantage Plan through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at Medicare.gov.
A Spanish Enrollment Form is also available.
Medicare Advantage FAQ
WHAT IS A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN?
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a comprehensive Medicare plan from a private insurance company that covers Parts A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), and includes Part D, your prescription drug benefit, and often more services and benefits.
WHAT DOES A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN COVER?
Medicare Advantage Plans, including Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan, covers health care services such as:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities, hospice, and home health care
- Medical services including doctor visits and outpatient care
- Preventive services including health screenings and vaccines
- Durable medical equipment like wheelchairs and walkers
- Prescription drugs
- Other medically necessary services
Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan also offers Members comprehensive coverage for things Original Medicare does not cover including dental, vision, hearing, over-the-counter items, transportation to health care visits, fitness memberships, and more.
WHAT EXTRA BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITY FIRST MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ALAMO PLAN MEMBERS?
As a Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan Member, you will receive:
- Dental Coverage
- Vision Coverage
- Hearing Coverage
- Fitness Memberships
- Health & Wellness Programs
- 24/7 Nurse Advice Line
- Virtual Doctor Visits (Telehealth)
- Care Coordination (Organizing patient care and sharing information among the patient, family, doctors, and all concerned parties)
- Prepaid Card for Over-the-Counter Items
- Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NEMT)
- At-Home Meal Delivery Services
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Yearly Limit on Out-of-Pocket Costs
- Access to Nationally Recognized Specialists
- Access to a Level I Trauma Center
- Local, In-Person Member Services Support
To learn more, view our 2024 Extra Benefits Guide.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE?
Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program for people who are:
- Ages 65 or older,
- Certified as medically disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), or
- Of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
WHAT IS A MEDICARE BENEFICIARY?
A Medicare beneficiary is a person who has applied and been approved for Medicare benefits by the federal government.
WHEN IS MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT?
Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15 through December 7 every year for coverage beginning January 1. During this enrollment period you can:
- Join, drop, or switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan
- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan, like the Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is from January 1 through March 31 every year. This enrollment period is only for individuals already in a Medicare Advantage Plan. During this enrollment period, you can switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan, like the Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan. Your coverage will begin the first of the month after the plan gets your request.
If you are new to Medicare, you can enroll during the Initial Enrollment Period. This enrollment period starts 3 months before you get Medicare and ends 3 months after you get Medicare. During this time, you can join Community First Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan, but you need both Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) to join. If you request to join our plan before your Medicare starts, your plan coverage starts the same day as when your Medicare starts. If you request to join our plan after your Medicare starts, your plan coverage starts the first of the month after the plan gets your request.
WHERE IS THE COMMUNITY FIRST MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ALAMO PLAN AVAILABLE?
Our Medicare Advantage Alamo Plan is available to residents in Bexar County.
We Are Community First
Community First Health Plans was established in 1995 by University Health specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and its seven surrounding counties. As the only locally owned and managed non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our Members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to help San Antonio and surrounding areas achieve more successful health outcomes by putting community first.