Medicare Open Enrollment Articles

  • 6 Steps to Prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

    The annual Medicare enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Use these tips to research plans, save time and money, and make an informed decision about health insurance coverage.

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  • Medicare Part D: How to Sign Up a Parent or Spouse

    Your guide to signing up a loved in Medicare Part D. Why enroll, what happens if you do not enroll, how to compare drug plans and your yearly evaluation of the Medicare Part D plan.

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  • How to Sign Up a Loved One for Medicare

    Individuals enroll in Medicare during a period called “Initial Enrollment” that begins three months before the month they turn 65. During this time there are many decisions that need to be made.Take the time to explore the all coverage options under this program and how they work together.

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  • How to Protect Yourself from Medicare Scams

    Familiarize yourself with the most common Medicare scams and learn how to determine whether communication from Medicare is legitimate to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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  • How to Approach Open Enrollment: A Guide for Caregivers

    Medicare's annual Open Enrollment Period is a great opportunity for caregivers to evaluate their loved one's current health care coverage and see if there are any tweaks that need to be made. As always, it behooves you to do your research early.

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  • Challenges Medicare Beneficiaries and Caregivers Face Each Year

    Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is the time of year when you can review your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug plan to make sure it’s still the best plan for you or your elderly parent. And, if it’s not, it’s the time of year to make a change.

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  • A Simple Way Elders Can Save During Open Enrollment

    Few seniors succeed in selecting the ideal Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (Part D). Seniors who find themselves in sub-optimal plans have the opportunity to save money during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period.

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment Can Save (or Cost) You Hundreds

    Research shows that a large majority of Medicare beneficiaries could have saved hundreds of dollars last year by reviewing just one element of their coverage: their prescription drug plan.

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  • What Happens if You Miss the Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment?

    If you missed this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment deadline on December 7, there are still a few options available to help you make the most of your Medicare coverage.

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  • What You Can Do During Open Enrollment

    Unrestricted changes to Medicare happen only once a year. During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, October 15 to December 7, 2016, seniors can make changes to Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans.

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  • 7 Things to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

    Understand the health insurance options available during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (MOE) period to help you choose the best coverage for yourself or a loved one.

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  • 4 Scams to Look Out For During Medicare Open Enrollment

    Know these common scams that target seniors during Medicare Open Enrollment. Prevent being taken advantage of by learning facts about Medicare and how these scammers operate.

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  • How to Find the Right Medicare Part D Plan

    One of the more important decisions faced by seniors during Medicare Open Enrollment is whether or not to switch their Medicare Part D plan. There are resources that caregivers and seniors can use to help decide which plan best fits their prescription drug needs.

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  • Learn Medicare's Benefits and Gaps to Pick the Best Plan

    Just like other health coverage, Medicare has terrific benefits, but it also has some gaps that caregivers and elderly parents should keep in mind.

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  • The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Ends February 14

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 through February 14 each year. During this window, seniors can switch to Original Medicare if they find their Advantage Plan doesn’t meet their needs.

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  • Review Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Annually to Ensure your Alzheimer’s Medications are Covered

    People with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers should check their Medicare prescription drug coverage annually for changes specific to their prescribed medications and dosage.

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  • 5 Illegal Insurance Practices During Medicare Open Enrollment

    Medicare insurance fraud is common during Medicare Open Enrollment. Medicare insurance providers use dishonest, misleading or illegal sales tactics selling Medicare insurance.

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  • 10 Tips for Buying Medicare Insurance

    When you're buying a Medicare Advantage Plan, the best way to avoid being taken advantage of is to always be cautious and arm yourself with as much information as possible before buying a plan.

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  • How Medicare Advantage Plans Work

    Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) are another way for seniors to receive Original Medicare and additional benefits like vision, dental and hearing coverage. Learn more to see if a Part C plan might be a good fit for you or your aging loved one.

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  • Tips for Choosing the Right Medicare Advantage Plan

    Discover strategies for selecting the best Medicare Advantage plan for you during Medicare's Annual Election Period, which runs from October 15, 2015 until December 7, 2016.

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