When’s the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?
Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7.
What’s the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?
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.
How do people know if they need to change plans?
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.
When can people get information about next year’s Medicare plans?
Information for next year’s plans will be available beginning in October.
Where can people find Medicare plan information or compare plans?
1-800-MEDICARE or Medicare.gov.
Generations is now taking appointments for SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) counseling to assist you in choosing your best option for your Medicare supplement. The best supplemental plan for you could change from year to year depending on your health, medications, etc. Do not assume that the plan that you have always had is the best for you. Let us help you take a look at all of your options, and then YOU decide which plan that you want to go with. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our SHIP counselors, please call us at 1-800-742-9002.
DON’T MISS DINE WITH A DOC® ON OCT. 3: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckes Student Union Food Court, 1101 N. 2nd St, on the Vincennes University Campus. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch sponsored by BridgePointe Health Campus will be provided. This month’s speaker will be Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. David Purdom, MD with Good Samaritan Hospital. This program provides the opportunity to fellowship with peers while receiving valuable information from our medical community. If you would like more information about Dine with a doc® you may visit www.dinewithadoc.com. Please RSVP by contacting Cathy Jones at 1-800-742-9002.
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: The summer issue is FINALLY here! Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.