What You Need to Know About Medicare 2018 Infographic
This timely infographic walks seniors through the differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage vs. Supplement Plans + a helpful plain English glossary.
Open Enrollment ends Dec 7, 2017, for Jan 1, 2018 effective date. Enroll by phone advantage at (855) 667-4621.
2018 Medicare Open Enrollment is Here
We are certified and appointed to sell senior plans with leading health insurers in order to help people in New York currently enrolled in Medicare or those who are aging into Medicare (turning 65) with a wide variety of options. Some of these are Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO), supplement plans, and Part “D” prescription plans (PDP,s).
There are also some special enrollment periods (SEP) available to individuals under certain conditions. The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare is October 15 to December 7 this year. Those currently on Medicare can shop around and switch their plans at this time. The initial enrollment period (IEP) of 7 months. This is from 3 months prior to your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, and the 3 months following your birth month.
It is wise to contact an expert to help you find the coverage that best suits you during these enrollment periods. You can call or email us at any time for comprehensive, “no pressure” advice.
Dates to Remember
You can start getting plan information for 2018 premiums and benefits.
October 15 — December 7
January 1 — February 14
This is the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. During this time, you can prospectively disenroll from your Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and return to Original Medicare.
If you are turning 65:
– If you aren’t getting Social Security (for instance, because you are still working), you will need to sign up for Medicare benefits. You should contact Social Security three months before you turn age 65.
– You can enroll in a Medicare plan starting three months before the month of your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, and for up to three months after your 65th birthday, for a total period of seven months.