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Here’s Your Guide to Navigating Medicare’s AEP

Posted by Amanda Shelley
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Here’s Your Guide to Navigating Medicare’s AEP

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) has begun, and as always, will run from October 15th to December 7th. This pivotal period offers you a window of time to review and adjust your healthcare coverage, helping to ensure that you have an optimal plan for the upcoming year. During this period, you can take advantage of the following opportunities…

 

Embrace Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans

The Annual Election Period is the opportune moment to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, commonly known as Medicare Part C. These plans provide a coordinated care often merging coverage from both Medicare Part A and Part B.  Additionally, they may include prescription drug coverage (Part D).

 

Navigate Between Medicare Advantage Plans

For those already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but contemplating a change, the AEP is the perfect time for such transitions. You can smoothly transition to a different Medicare Advantage plan that aligns better with your healthcare requirements and preferences, such as your network of covered providers or a different prescription drug coverage formulary.

 

Enroll in Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)

The AEP extends the opportunity to enroll in a standalone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) if you’re not currently covered. These plans play a pivotal role in managing healthcare costs by providing coverage for prescription medications. If you are currently on Original Medicare or an Advantage plan without Part D coverage, considering enrollment in one of these plans is advisable.

 

Tweak or Alter Your Prescription Drug Plan

For those already enrolled in a Part D plan but find it no longer aligns with their needs, or wish to switch to a different plan, the Annual Election Period grants the flexibility to make such adjustments.

 

Revert to Original Medicare

If you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and wish to return to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), the Annual Election Period allows for a seamless transition. Moreover, this is the apt moment to enroll in a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan to bridge the coverage gaps left by Original Medicare.

 

Take this opportunity now, through December 7th, and seize the chance to explore your Medicare options for 2024. If you seek guidance or have inquiries regarding Medicare enrollment, call us to consult with one of our licensed insurance agents. Remember, help with your Medicare options is always free, so take advantage of this chance to seek assistance.

Amanda Shelley
Just Us Medicare Solutions // Amanda@JustUsMedicare.com

Hello! I am a licensed and trained insurance broker, specializing exclusively in Medicare. I am certified with many top Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug and Medicare Supplement insurance plan carriers and am qualified to answer any questions you may have.

At no cost, I will help you find a health plan that best suits your personal healthcare needs and your budget. By educating you on all the options available, I will give you the power to compare and the freedom to choose. Give me a call today. I look forward to helping you.

Amanda is a San Diego native living in the Kensington neighborhood with her husband Paul and dog Elliot. She loves cooking, hiking, and worldwide travel. She is currently serving as Vice President on the board of the Kensington-Talmadge Business Association. Se Habla Español.

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