Medicare “Open Enrollment” Starts Soon. Know Your Options! - Forbes
Medicare’s so-called “Open Enrollment Period” starts soon – specifically on October 15th – and lasts until December 7th. This is the period each year when you get to change you current Medicare selection to another plan better suited to your personal needs, typically whether to stick with original Medicare” or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan. The first thing to do is ignore all of the ubiquitous TV and radio advertisements imploring you to call a number to “get everything you’re entitled to.” They are, basically, all trying to get you change from whatever you have to their plan, which may not actually be the best thing for you to do. Remember, those ads are marketing spots making promises which may sound good, but which will not necessarily be in your best long term interests. In this Forbes article by Bob Carlson, the author compares original Medicare to Medicare Advantage, describes how each plan works, and the perils you might encounter over the long term by switching from one to the other. Click here to read more.
FYI, the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) provides assistance for those seeking Medicare healthcare coverage. With access to all types of insurance plans from multiple different providers, AMAC allows you to compare plans to obtain the best coverage for your personal circumstances. You can contact AMAC’s Medicare department at 1.800.334.9330, or at www.amac.us/medicare. Note that AMAC’s Medicare specialists are not commissioned and have a singular goal – to help you find coverage which is best for your personal needs.