According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, more than 10,000 people are turning 65 every day and may qualify for Original Medicare insurance. Once an individual obtains the core parts of Medicare, other options may lower out-of-pocket costs. Some beneficiaries choose to get their coverage from Part C Medicare Advantage plans.

Each year, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) allows current enrollees to look at options for the following year. They can decide whether to keep their plan or select a new one. If no changes are needed, beneficiaries do not need to do anything. If a beneficiary decides to change, the new plan becomes effective the first day of the new year.

In 2022, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 28 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. This Fall, millions of beneficiaries may be scrolling through insurance websites, watching TikTok videos and reading marketing materials. Licensed agents might also give Medicare 101 workshops at your local senior fair.

It’s time to take a closer look at your plans! If you are happy with your existing plan, just sit back, relax and enjoy your Medicare years.

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