Medicare Open Enrollment

  • 6 Steps to Prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

    The annual Medicare Open 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 senior health insurance coverage.

  • Fake Medicare Calls and Other Scams Seniors Should Be Aware Of

    Protect yourself and your loved ones by learning about the most common Medicare phone scams and how to determine whether communication from “Medicare” is legitimate.

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

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

  • 7 Things to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

    Learning how the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period works will help you weigh your options and choose the best health coverage for yourself or a loved one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How Do Medicare Advantage Plans Work?

    Medicare Advantage Plans 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Actions Seniors Can Take During Medicare Open Enrollment

    Decisions made during the annual open enrollment period (October 15–December 7) will impact a Medicare beneficiary’s health care coverage for the entire coming year. Be sure to research your options carefully and choose wisely.

  • 5 Medicare Open Enrollment Scams to Avoid

    Con artists tend to target seniors during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, but learning a few basic facts about how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) operates can help you easily spot and avoid Medicare-related scams.

  • 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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  • The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31

    Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers an open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage Plans from January 1 through March 31. During this period, seniors can switch Advantage Plans or return to Original Medicare.

  • 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.

  • 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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