In 2019, a new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, from January 1 to March 31, will begin and is expected to run annually. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll have the opportunity to switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan or to Original Medicare Parts A and B. You can also sign up for a standalone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (if you are covered by Original Medicare), or drop your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan altogether. If you are happy with the plan you have, and your plan renews, you do not have to take any action and your existing plan will continue.
For those qualifying at age 65 or due to a disability, you may have a different enrollment period. Best to call Medicare to get information about your specific situation. There is no “one size fits all” with Medicare.
Get more information:
- Visit www.medicare.gov
- Call Medicare at
1-800-Medicare, 24/7 daily
- Contact your local State Health Insurance
Program (SHIP) for unbiased advice.
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