October 13, 2021 - Friday, October 15 is the beginning of the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period for 2021. This is the time of the year, if you are enrolled in Medicare, that has the most opportunity to make changes to your Medicare coverage. This period runs from October 15, 2021 until December 7, 2021 - Pearl Harbor Day.
This is the time you should review the Medicare coverage you have and determine if it is working for you. By now you have received information from your Medicare providers of the changes in coverage that will take place in 2022 (there are changes made every year). You need to read this information to find out if there are changes that will affect you. This is the time of the year for you to do this.
Maybe you are enrolled in Traditional Medicare with a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. You need to make sure all of your medications will still be covered by your current plan in 2021. You may want to find out if there is a plan available to you that can save you some money. This is the time of the year for you to do this.
Maybe you are enrolled in Traditional Medicare and want to explore a Medicare Advantage Plan (that is Medicare benefits through a private insurer that is approved by Medicare). Or you may be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan and have decided that it does not work for you and you want to move back to Traditional Medicare. This is the time of the year for you to do this.
Whatever your Medicare situation is, this is the time of the year for you to review your Medicare coverage and make changes if changes will help you save money. Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas is able to help with this process. We do not sell any Medicare insurance. We are not insurance agents. We take your information to help us understand your particular situation and then review what Medicare plans are available to you. Then you use that information to make an informed decision concerning your Medicare coverage. If you decide to make a change we can help you start that process.
You may reach an Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas Benefits Counselor at 1-409-594-3643. As we often say, the Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas is here for you.