During the Annual Enrollment Period, Beginning October 15th, you will be able to make changes to your Medicare Advantage plan and Prescription Drug Plan; such as switching carriers or returning to Medicare and selecting a Medicare Supplement or PDP Prescription Drug Plan, that will become effective January 1, 2017.
After December 7th, 2016, you are "Locked In" to your selected plans and unable to make any changes until the next Annual Enrollment Period, beginning next October 15th to December 7, 2017, for a 2018 effective date.
You may return to Orginal Medicare and a PDP plan during the Annual Disenrollment Period in January 2017 to February 14, 2017. You may qualify for a SEP Special Enrollment Period, such as moving out of your current service area.
WE RECOMMEND AN ANNUAL REVIEW TO ASSURE YOU HAVE THE PLAN THANT MEETS YOUR HEALTH AND FINANCIAL NEEDS IN 2017, ESPECIALLY YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN: PDP AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN.
EXAMPLE: A female client was on the AARP United Health Care; Medicare Advantage with Drug Plan, for 2015; and needed a lot of prescription drugs. Her estimated 2016 drug cost would be $7,623.00. We changed to REGENCE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD and reduced her OOP to $ 867.00
You Can Download the Worksheet to Update Your Prescriptions and physicians to prepare for meeting
WE WILL MEET IN PERSON OR ONLINE PHONE/WEB VIDEO CONFERENCE
If you will turn age 65 in this year you have the Initial Enrollment Period IEP, 3 months before, the month your turn 65 and three months after turning 65. Effective date is the first day of the month you turn age 65.
You also have the SEP to terminate your employer or union group health insurance plan, pay the Part B monthly premium and enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Supplement. Many people on a group plan can save a lot of money by leaving their group plan and joining a MA plan or Medicare Supplement.
I have worked with clients who are unknowingly paying BOTH their Part B and their co-insurance for group or union insurance. Please check with SSA 800-772-1213 to make sure you are NOT making a double payment, you can save almost $ 1,200 annually by cancelling the Part B withdrawal if you are on your group or union health plan that doesn't require Part B.
You can Download the "Medicare & You 2017" booklet in .pdf format using the Tab above.
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We Will Assist Seniors Turning 65 Enroll in Medicare. We will Compare ALL Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements Plans in Your Service and Enroll You in the Plan that Meets both your Health Needs and Financial Needs, Regardless of Whether we are Appointed with the Company or Not. Our Goal is to assist you to select the plan that Meets your Health needs and Financial needs. Click on the " Medicare Video " Tab to watch a short video.
We are experts in Required Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage (PDP) To Assure You Will Be Penalized For Not Enrolling in a PDP. We are licensed in UT and CA with offices in East Millcreek area of Salt Lake, Park City and Hurricane