Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15

If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or Advantage Plan, you’ll soon be able to make changes during the annual open enrollment period.  From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you’ll have the opportunity to make changes that will become effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Please note that this open enrollment period does not apply to those currently enrolled in a Medicare Supplement Plan.  Your coverage automatically renews for your supplement plan each time you pay your premium and you never need to reapply.

While everyone has the same benefits available through Original Medicare, prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans vary by the county of residence.  Those eligible for Original Medicare (Parts A & B) include:

  • Individuals at age 65,
  • Individuals under age 65 and qualifying on the basis of disability, and
  • U.S. citizens or legal residents who have lived in the U.S. for at least five consecutive years.

For additional information or assistance, contact a licensed and certified Caravus Individual Market consultant.  Our consultants can provide an analysis exploring alternative Medicare Prescription Drug or Advantage plans to ensure you’re enrolled in the best benefits for your needs.