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Learn About Medicare

We can help you make sense of Medicare — it’s just one of the many advantages of choosing UPMC for Life

Choosing the right Medicare coverage is an important decision. UPMC for Life makes it easy to understand everything you need to know about Original Medicare as well as how to choose the Medicare Advantage plan that’s right for you.

Medicare Basics

Find everything you need to know about Medicare, including information on when you can enroll, the four parts of Medicare, and Medicare prescription drug coverage. You’ll also find information for people who are helping someone choose or use Medicare coverage.

Learn About Medicare Basics

UPMC for Life Plans

UPMC for Life offers a wide range of Medicare Advantage plans. View our plan options — including our prescription drug coverage — compare pricing, and learn about all the benefits you get when you choose UPMC for Life.

Learn About Our Extra Benefits and Services

Upcoming Seminars

UPMC for Life hosts informative seminars on Medicare in communities throughout our service area. Find an upcoming seminar at a location near you.

Find an Upcoming Seminar


View a presentation on our Medicare plans and learn about the extra benefits and services you can receive as a UPMC for Life member.

View Presentation


We understand that sometimes you need to talk to someone face-to-face. UPMC for Life offers personal assistance with your Medicare plan options at our mall locations.

Find a location near you
This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat UPMC for Life members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. Other physicians/providers are available in the UPMC for Life network.

The UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans are available to persons entitled to Medicare Part A and enrolled in Part B. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, reside in the service area, and not have end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-877-539-3080 (TTY: 1-800-361-2629). We are available October 1 through February 14, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From February 15 through September 30, we are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO and PPO plans. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., and UPMC Health Benefits Inc.

The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., (ASH Fitness), a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). All programs and services are not available in all areas. Silver&Fit® is a federally registered trademark of ASH and used with permission herein.

*Our hours of operation change twice a year.

You can call us:

October 1 through February 14:
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

February 15 through September 30:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Last Updated: 10/01/2017
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