Medicare Open Enrollment Reminder

Posted on December 1, 2011

If you still need to make changes during Medicare Open Enrollment this year, we wanted to give you a quick reminder that you have less than a week left to do so. Changes must be made by Wednesday, December 7th and will take effect on January 1, 2012.

What happens in open enrollment?

  • You can elect to leave original Medicare (Parts A & B) for a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)
  • You can also switch from a Part C plan back to the original Medicare Parts A & B
  • Switch Medicare Advantage plans (whether they cover prescription drug plans or not)
  • Change your prescription drug coverage (Part D) or join a prescription drug plan
  • Drop Medicare prescription drug coverage completely

For more information, please view the Medicare tip sheet on Understanding Enrollment Periods:http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11219.pdf.

You may also wish to contact the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program at 800-803-7174 for personalized assistance or visit www.mmapinc.org.

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