Medicare Open Enrollment Period

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Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time when current Medicare users can chose to reevaluate their Medicare coverage and /or Part D plan. The open enrollment period is October 15th to December 17th. During this, Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

This is a good time to look into your own coverage and compare it with other plans on the market. If you find a better plan to fit your needs, you can then switch to, drop or add a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. You can call 1-800-Medicare or go to Medicare.gov to find out information on various Medicare and prescription plans. Have your Medicare ID number and dates that your Part A and Part B coverage started, and a list of your current prescription medications when you place the call to get the most accurate information. This is the time you can switch to a better prescription drug coverage, save money and keep your doctor in-network, and find a higher quality plan to fit your needs.

You cannot use Open Enrollment to enroll in Part A and/or Part B for the first time.  This is the only time to make changes in your current plan.   

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time when current Medicare users can chose to reevaluate their Medicare coverage and /or Part D plan. The open enrollment period is October 15th to December 17th. During this time  Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

This is a good time to look into your own coverage and compare it with other plans on the market. If you find a better plan to fit your needs, you can then switch to, drop or add a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. You can call 1-800-Medicare or go to Medicare.gov to find out information on various Medicare and prescription plans. Have your Medicare ID number and dates that your Part A and Part B coverage started, and a list of your current prescription medications when you place the call to get the most accurate information. This is the time you can switch to a better prescription drug coverage, save money and keep your doctor in-network, and find a higher quality plan to fit your needs.

You cannot use Open Enrollment to enroll in Part A and/or Part B for the first time. This is the only time to make changes in your current plan.   

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