Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7. Your existing Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year to things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. The open enrollment period 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.
If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you should review the materials that your plans sends you each year at this time, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If your plans are changing, you should make sure that your plan will still meet your needs for the following year. For example, verify that your physicians and pharmacy are still covered by your plan. If you are satisfied that your current plan will meet your needs for next year and it’s still being offered, you don’t need to do anything.
* The information contained in this Blog is intended for general information and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or an opinion of counsel.