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Medicare Information

When can I join Central Valley Medical Group?
When can I join a Medicare Advantage Plan?
Join CVMG by choosing the best option.

When can I join Central Valley Medical Group?

You can join CVMG year-round if you are currently enrolled in any of the following Medicare Advantage Plans; you do not need to wait until Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period!

Please call SBHIS’s Helpline for CVMG Patients
888-244-4120 (TTY 711)
Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST

You will speak to a licensed insurance agent. SBHIS’s licensed insurance agents can help you review your current Medicare benefits as well as other available options, over the phone or in person.

  • Anthem Medicare Advantage Plans
  • SCAN Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Golden State Medicare Plan
When can I join a Medicare Advantage Plan?
  • You become eligible for Medicare three months before the month you turn 65 until three months after the month you turn 65; if you wait, you may be assessed a higher premium penalty.
  • If you didn’t join when you were first eligible, you can join during the Annual Election Period.
  • If you have another Medicare plan, you can join or switch during the Annual Election Period, which is October 15 through December 7 of each year.

You may also be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan during Special Election Periods at other times, such as:

  • If you move out of the service area of the plan you are in
  • If you have both Medicare and Medicaid (MediCal in California)
  • If you have certain special needs

If you are aging into Medicare and would like to know more about your plan options, Please call SBHIS’s Helpline for CVMG Patients 888-244-4120 (TTY 711), Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST.

You will speak to a licensed insurance agent. SBHIS’s licensed insurance agents can help you review your current Medicare benefits as well as other available options, over the phone or in person.

Make CVMG your medical group of choice:

If you’ve already enrolled in one of the Medicare Advantage Plans CVMG accepts, you choose your primary care physician and choose CVMG as your medical group. You can designate CVMG as your medical group AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR. Call the plan at the number listed below and let them know you want your doctor through CVMG. If you want help finding a CVMG doctor, click here for the physician search or call (209) 573-7413.

If it is Open Enrollment (Annual Election Period) between October 15 through December 7, you can contact the plan directly to choose a CVMG-accepted Medicare Advantage plan.

Remember: to get the benefits of CVMG, you must specify you want your doctor through Central Valley Medical Group (CVMG)!

Calling this number will direct you to a licensed agent. SBHIS represents various Medicare Advantage Plans (MA), Medicare Supplements, and Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) with Medicare contracts. Enrollment in these plans depend on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/ co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. This information is available for free in other languages. Please contact our customer service at 1-888-744-2996, TTY 711; (Toll Free) Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm. Other Pharmacies/ Physicians/Providers are available in our network. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodations of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 1-888-766-4429, TTY 711 (Toll Free) Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm.