Medicare Enrollment is Here
Most of you already have Medicare coverage, but did you know that each year you can review all your options during Medicare’s open enrollment period, also called the Medicare Annual Election Period. Whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage or a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you have one opportunity each year to make any changes you want.

You can make changes to get the health insurance benefits and drug coverage that fit you best. Of course, you don’t have to make any changes if you don’t need or want to. Medicare plans also change. The costs of your plan can go up or down, and prescription drugs can be added or dropped from the list of drugs included in your plan. Some Medicare plans change the benefits they offer or stop offering coverage in a particular location.

In 2015, you get more discounts in the drug coverage gap — 55 percent off the cost of brand-name drugs and 35 percent off generics. Medicare officials say that shrinking the gap, a result of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, has already saved 8.3 million enrollees more than $12 billion.

Medicare open enrollment begins each year on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7

AARP has listed eight things you can do during this open enrollment period;
  • Switch from Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) to a Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.

  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to another Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.

  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to another Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage.

  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

  • Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

  • Drop your Medicare Prescription Drug coverage completely.
The best way to find your Medicare plan choices is to visit or call Medicare directly at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227800-633-4227).

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