Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No More Open Enrollment Period for Seniors

This year your Representatives and Senators took away an option for you to choose the type of health care coverage that can best serve your needs. Until this year, you had an Open Enrollment Period from January 1st to March 31th to change from one Plan to another. You just could not add or drop your Prescription Drug Plan after January 1st. Now after January 1st, you can only change back to Original Medicare and retain your Prescription Drug Plan. 

However, the option of choosing a Medicare Supplement is always available. You can enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan throughout the year and add a Prescription Drug plan if you need it. This may be your best choice.

If you are reading this after January 1, 2011, go to Aging into Medicare

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