Houston Seniors – Medicare Open Enrollment – October 15 to December 7

Seniors – you only have one opportunity each year to change your Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription plan.

Open Enrollment – also called the Medicare Annual Election Period.- begins Oct 15th and ends Dec 7th and changes take effect on Jan 1, 2013.

Medicare.gov is a great source for information as is AARP.com. Click here to watch the video prepared by Medicare.gov (or copy this link: http://youtu.be/iQQJ7ry_H6k)

To help you determine the right plan for you, AARP has the following Articles and Tips:

8 Things You Can Do During Medicare Open Enrollment*

  1. Switch from Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) to a Medicare Advantage Plan.
  2. Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.
  3. Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.
  4. Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to another Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.
  5. Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to another Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage.
  6. Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  7. Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  8. Drop your Medicare Prescription Drug coverage completely.

The best way to find your Medicare plan choices is to visit Medicare.gov. Or you can call Medicare directly at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).

* 8 questions copied from the AARP website article 8 Things You Can Do During Medicare Open Enrollment

AARP also provides the following resources:

Be sure to sign up for the Medicare Open Enrollment Live Chat on Oct. 25 With Nicole Duritz, AARP Vice President, Health & Family

Click here to register to Join AARP at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 25, for a live online chat
(or copy this link to your web browser: http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-09-2012/chat-with-nicole-duritz.html)

And as always, take advantage of any savings you can find. Check out the HELPRx.info site to get a discount prescription card. (http://www.helprx.info)

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