Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Starts October 15 and Ends December 7

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Starts October 15 and Ends December 7

This is the time of year to review Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Drug Plans. Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7.

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

People in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan should always review the materials their plans send them, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If their plans are changing, they should make sure their plans will still meet their needs for the following year. If they’re satisfied that their current plans will meet their needs for next year and it’s still being offered, they don’t need to do anything.

For more information regarding Medicare’s annual open enrollment, please visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by clicking here.

If you, or your employees, have questions regarding Medicare’s open enrollment period, please contact your Kistler Tiffany Benefits Consultant.

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