Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period is October 15–December 7
If you are turning 65, disabled or already have Medicare, we can guide you to know which plan has the best benefits in your area. Every year you can check and make a change to your Medicare plan from October 15 to December 7 called the “Annual Election Period.”
Medicare: Benefits, Plans, Coverage
- Once you have Medicare with Part A (Hospital) and Part B (Medical) you qualify for an Advantage Plan (Part C) with drug coverage (Part D) with no monthly premium.
- Most Medicare Advantage Plans are HMOs (you need referrals to see specialists) and PPOs (you don’t need referrals to see specialists).
- The coverage includes visits to primary doctors, specialists, hospitalization, therapies, laboratories, medical equipment, preventive exams, among other benefits.
- You also include benefits not included in the original Medicare such as Dental, Vision, Hearing, transportation to medical appointments, gym, non-prescription medications among others.
Read also: Frequently Asked Questions on Medicare.