To join an EmblemHealth Medicare plan, you must:
- Qualify and be enrolled in Medicare Part A (you are 65 or older, or under 65 with certain disabilities); and
- Be enrolled in and continue to pay for Medicare Part B; and
- Live in EmblemHealth’s service area for that plan; and
- Not have End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney disease requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant), except under certain limited circumstances.
View EmblemHealth's 2019 Service Area maps which include the following counties in New York: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland Suffolk, Sullivan, Westchester and Ulster. Download PDF
2019 EmblemHealth HMO Medicare Service Area Map
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Initial Coverage Election Period
You can enroll when you first become eligible for Medicare (three months before the month you turn age 65 until three months after the month you turn age 65). If you get Medicare due to a disability, you can join from three months before to three months after your 25th month of cash disability payments.
Medicare beneficiaries may enroll only during specific times of the year. Visit our Medicare Enrollment Periods page to see the best time to enroll and other details about enrollment timelines.