Providence Medicare classes are designed to help you make informed decisions about your Medicare options.  Whether you’re new to Medicare or looking for the most up-to-date information regarding health plan benefits, Providence can help. Classes are conducted by local Medicare agents, and in some cases, health plan representatives will be available to answer your questions.

New to Medicare?

Medicare Education and Social Security Basics

Medicare can be overwhelming. This class will focus on:

  • Medicare basics, Medicare Part A, B, C, and D, Medigap (supplement plans)
  • Social Security
  • Enrollment windows and timing
  • Delaying retirement (after 65th birthday) 

You will have a chance to ask specific questions based on your individual needs.


Compare Medicare Plans

Medicare Benefits

We will discuss:

  • A brief overview of Medicare
  • Learn and compare Providence-contracted Medicare Health Plan benefits

You will have the opportunity to compare health plan benefits side by side and select and which one best suits your needs. 


Providence has partnered with eHealth, an independent insurance agency that operates the non-government eHealthMedicare.com website.  The comparison tool will cover Los Angeles, Orange, and parts of San Bernardino and Ventura counties. This is an easy way to shop for Medicare plans. In just four easy steps, the website helps you find a plan that’s right for you, and accepted by Providence doctors.

Compare Plans

Providence hospitals and doctors accept Original Medicare, most Medicare Supplement plans and many Medicare Advantage HMO plans.  Be sure to pick a Medicare plan that includes Providence.  

  • Aetna
    Aetna Medicare Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    • Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
    • Anthem MediBlue Coordination Plus (HMO)
    • Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP)
    • Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO)
    • Anthem MediBlue Select (HMO)
  • Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield 65+ Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield 65+ Choice HMO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net Healthy Heart HMO **
    • Health Net Seniority Plus Ruby HMO **

    **Excludes Hoag (physicians and hospitals)

  • SCAN
    • SCAN Classic HMO
    • SCAN Plus HMO
    • SCAN Balance HMO SNP
    • SCAN Health First HMO SNP
  • United Healthcare
    • Premier HMO
    • Essential HMO
    • Plan 1 HMO
    • Plan 2 HMO
    • Plan 3 HMO
    • Medicare PPO

Providence Beginner’s Guide to Medicare eBook

Download the comprehensive Providence Beginner’s Guide to Medicare eBook. It’s full of resources including: 

  • Differences between Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare)
  • What is a Medicare Supplement Plan
  • What does Part C (Medicare Advantage) cover 
  • What about Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) 


Medicare 101 Video 

A short video explaining the differences between Parts A, B, C, D and Medicare Supplement Plans. 

Medicare Coverage Help Line

Providence has partnered with eHealth to help you find the Medicare coverage that best meets your individual needs. The eHealth licensed insurance advisors specialize in Medicare and understand the Medicare plans Providence accepts. You will speak to a licensed insurance agent at eHealth, an independent insurance broker. This is a zero-cost service and there is no obligation to enroll.  

877-260-8285 (TTY users 711)
Mon. - Fri. from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

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