What You Need to Know about Medicare 2018 Infographic

Infographic Medicare 2017 Open EnrollmentThis timely infographic walks seniors through the differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage vs. Supplement Plans + a helpful plain english glossary.

Open Enrollment ends Dec 7, 2017 for Jan 1, 2018 effective date. Enroll by phone advatange at (855) 667-4621.

2018 Medicare Open Enrollement is Here

We are certified and appointed to sell senior plans from Empire Blue Cross, AARP United Healthcare, Humana and Aetna to help people in New York currently enrolled in Medicare or those who are aging in to Medicare (turning 65) with a wide variety of options. Some of these are Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO), supplement plans and Part “D” prescription plans (PDP,s).

There are also some special enrollment periods (SEP) available to individuals under certain conditions. The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare is October 15 to December 7 this year. Those currently on Medicare can shop around and switch their plans at this time. The initial enrollment period (IEP) of 7 months. This is from 3 months prior to your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday and the 3 months following your birth month.
It is wise to contact an expert to help you find the coverage that best suits you during these enrollment periods. You can call or email us at any time for comprehensive, “no pressure” advise.

Resource:

Download a Copy of 2017 Medicare and You.

2013 Medicare Costs

Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Advantage 

Getting Extra Help with Medicare Expenses

Medicare FAQ

Dates to Remember

October 1

You can start getting plan information for 2018 premiums and benefits.

October 15 — December 7

This is the Annual Election Period (AEP). During this time, you can make changes to your existing Medicare health or prescription drug plan or select a new plan for 2018.

January 1 — February 14

This is the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. During this time, you can prospectively disenroll from your Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and return to Original Medicare.

If you are turning 65:

– If you aren’t getting Social Security (for instance, because you are still working), you will need to sign up for Medicare benefits. You should contact Social Security three months before you turn age 65.
– You can enroll in a Medicare plan starting three months before the month of your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, and for up to three months after your 65th birthday, for a total period of seven months.