Medicare Open Enrollment will be open from October 15th to December 7, 2021. This is the perfect opportunity to review your coverage and ensure you and your loved ones are on the right Medicare plan. To help you prepare for open enrollment, Medicare has put together five very helpful tips. Read them in their article “Get ready! Medicare’s Open Enrollment starts October 15“.
What is Medicare Open Enrollment?
Medicare Health & Drug plans make changes each year; they can change cost, coverage, and providers and pharmacies in their network. When this happens, the plan holders – aka you and your family – may no longer receive the same coverage and benefits. It is very important to review your plan, so you can change it to fit your needs.
Every year, Medicare prepares a handbook to help you understand the changes that will come into effect on January 1 of the following year. Click here to read the Medicare and You Handbook 2022.
Your Health & Drug Plan sends you materials each fall. These materials outline all the benefits, costs, and network details that will be applicable in the coming year. During Medicare Open Enrollment, Medicare Health & Drug Plan holders can review and change their plan, as needed, for the coming year.
All changes made during the 2021 Open Enrollment will come into effect as of January 1st, 2022.
Remember to Review Your Coverage
Care is There encourages everyone, no matter where they are in life, to take this opportunity to review their Medicare coverage. Head over to the Medicare website and, as always, you can contact us if you have any questions.
Care is There can help!
If You Live In Our Service Area
If you live in our service area of Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding counties and the Shenandoah Valley (Harrisonburg, Staunton, etc.) we can:
- Help you review and understand the Medicare and You Handbook 2022
- Discuss your options and give you tips on finding the best coverage for your needs
- Walk you through the process of updating your medicare coverage
No Matter Where You Live
If you don’t live in our service area, we can teach you to do it yourself!
We offer a number of online courses for long distance caregivers, which you can browse at this link. You may be especially interested in our course “Advance Medical Directives and Health Care Agents”.
If you would like personal coaching about your loved ones’ situation, click here.
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