Medicare’s Annual Election Period, also known as the Open Enrollment Period, begins October 15 of each year and runs through December 7.  It is during this time that you can make changes to your Medicare insurance health plan should you wish to do so.

If you want to continue with your current coverge, you need not do anything and your plan will renew for the following yar.

Changes to your plan will be sent to you by your Medicare Advantage or your Prescription Drug Plan in September.  This is an important notice of changes in your plan for the following year.  Please open the packet and look for the changes in your plan, which are usually listed in the first several pages in the packet.

Of course, if you have any questions about your plan or your options, please contact us.


Your Medicare Rights

As a Medicare Beneficiary (anyone who has Medicare), you have the following rights:

  1.  being protected from discrimination
  2. being informed about all of your treatment choices and to participate in treatment decisions
  3. knowing how your providers are paid
  4. having your personal and health information kept private
  5. having a treatment plan

If you feel any of these rights are violated, Medicare asks that you contact either your insurance plan or Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE.