Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is a new enrollment period starting in 2019. It’s specifically for Medicare Advantage plan members and runs from January 1 to March 31. You must be a member of a Medicare Advantage plan on January 1 to be eligible for this new enrollment period, which replaces the shorter Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (January 1 – February 14).
You’re not alone if you haven’t chosen a Medicare plan for next year yet. It’s easy to put it off, partly because it just seems like a really big job. It doesn’t have to be.
You may be hearing more about Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) this year than in the past. These are private plans approved by Medicare that offer a different way to get your benefits.
Picking a Medicare plan is my favorite thing to do,” says pretty much no one. So the decision to switch plans is a big one. It means you’ll shop and compare, and pick again.
Tired of hearing about Medicare and annual enrollment? Between nonstop TV ads and near daily mailings, it can feel like a lot. You may be tempted to just let the Annual Enrollment Period slide. Does it really matter that much if you have this plan or that plan?
by John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network
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