Fidelis Care has been committed to providing affordable Medicare Options to New York since 1993

Get NYS Medicare Coverage for 2023!

Wellcare by Fidelis Care offers new Medicare Advantage plans in 2023. Affordable, Dual Advantage plans are also available for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage.  Click on our accordion drop-downs below for answers to Medicare FAQs.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).  

Wellcare By Fidelis Care strives to help Medicare members better manage their Original Medicare and Medicare Part D benefits, and offers top-quality programs and services that meet their unique health care needs. 

Who can get Medicare?

You are eligible for Medicare at age 65 or older, if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen, or a permanent legal resident.
  • You have lived in the United States for at least five years.
  • You or your spouse has worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security or railroad retirement benefits, even if they are not yet receiving these benefits, OR
  • You or your spouse is a government employee or retiree who has not paid into Social Security but has paid Medicare payroll taxes while working.
How can I qualify before age 65?

If not yet 65, you might qualify for Medicare: 

  • If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and have been receiving SSDI checks for at least 24 months. For more information, contact your local Social Security Office. 
  • You have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), otherwise known as kidney failure. 
  • You are dual eligible (qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid) due to certain health conditions and income.
Can I enroll in Medicare and Medicaid?

Yes.  Dual Advantage health coverage is for individuals who are “dual eligible,” meaning they qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage. 

Wellcare By Fidelis Care Dual Advantage health insurance coverage allows your health care expenses to be covered seamlessly between Medicare and Medicaid with no gaps in coverage, and with one point of contact — all for little to no out-of-pocket cost.
Individuals who meet Medicaid income and enrollment requirements can especially benefit from this type of coverage. It’s also available year-round, so there is no need to wait. 
What are the key benefits?

Depending on the plan, key benefits include:

  • $0 Monthly plan premium
  • $0 Deductible for prescription drugs
  • $0 Copay for preferred generic
  • $0 Copay for annual dental checkup
  • $115 Prepaid, over-the-counter card for non-prescription, health-related items
  • $25 healthy foods card 
  • Telehealth online doctor visits
  • Advanced Care Planning (ACP) services
  • Discounts for hearing devices through TruHearing

    For a complete listing of plans in your service area, contact Fidelis Care.

How can Fidelis Care help me today?

Completing the Contact Me form above secures a consultation with a licensed Medicare Agent who can assist you with enrollment, in accordance with the New York State of Health guidelines.

From October 1 to March 31, you can call us 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From April 1 to September 30, you can call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A messaging system is used after hours, weekends and on federal holidays.

What is "Wellcare By Fidelis Care?"

Fidelis Care is excited to share exciting news about upcoming changes to our Medicare and Dual Advantage plans. As of January 1, 2022 (previous enrollment year), our Medicare and Dual plans are now "Wellcare By Fidelis Care". 

It’s still the same great Medicare coverage from the company you know and trust, just with a new name. Wellcare By Fidelis Care will offer a range of Medicare plans to provide members with affordable access to the same great network of doctors, nurses, and specialists.

In 2023, new $0 Prescriptions and Health Foods Benefits will be available for individuals eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Fidelis Care's highly-trained representatives will make sure you and/or your family gets the best plan for your needs


Additional Information

Wellcare is the Medicare brand for Centene Corporation, an HMO, PPO, PFFS, PDP plan with a Medicare contract and is an approved Part D Sponsor. Our D-SNP plans have a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.

From October 1 to March 31, you can call us 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From April 1 to September 30, you can call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A messaging system is used after hours, weekends and on federal holidays.

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Last Updated 10.1.2022