You can generally join a Medicare Advantage plan if you meet all the following conditions:
- You live in the service area of the plan you want to join. The plan can give you more information about its service area. If you live in another state for part of the year, find out if the plan will cover you there;
- You have Medicare Part A and Part B; and
- You don't have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), which is permanent kidney failure that requires a regular course of dialysis or a kidney transplant.