Fall is quickly approaching, and your Medicare annual enrollment period is just around the corner. The Medicare annual enrollment period applies to all Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. Beginning October 15 thru December 7 you will need to decide if you want to keep your plan or change to another plan for 2017. Here is a brief summary of what you need to know and do.
You will likely receive a lot of information from many insurance plans, but the most important information you need to review is the annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage mailed from your current insurance plan. These documents will identify the 2017 changes to the monthly premium, copays, deductible, maximum out of pocket, and contracted providers. To stay with your current Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans, simply inform the ISNW team listed below by phone or email. Be aware; submitting a new application will automatically dis-enroll you from your current plan at the end of the year.
Medicare Supplement Plans, such as Plan F, do not have this same annual enrollment period and require no action from you at this time. If you want to switch from a Medicare Supplement Plan to a Medicare Advantage Plan, or the other way around, now is the time for us to talk about making that happen.
We are committed to assisting you with your insurance plan renewal by representing all insurance carrier options in Oregon & Washington. We will email important bulletins related to the renewal, and post these notices on our website (see Resources/Blog).
Please call or reply to this email to if you have questions and need to make a plan change.