Changing plans

In this section

  1. What Changes are Coming to Medicare in 2022?

  2. 5 Things to Consider When Changing Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment

  3. Can I Change My Prescription Drug Plan During Open Enrollment?

  4. Should I Change My Medicare Coverage During the Open Enrollment Period?

  5. What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022?

  6. Switching or Changing Your Medicare Plan

  7. What is an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)?

  8. Important Dates for Medicare Recipients

  9. What to do if your MA plan doesn’t cover care in your preferred hospital

  10. 7 reasons to switch Medicare Advantage plans

  11. Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list

  12. What to do if your preferred doctor isn’t in your Medicare plan’s network

  13. How Medicare Advantage plans can help you see specialist without a referral

  14. How to reduce your Medicare out-of-pocket costs

  15. What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include?

  16. How to reduce your Medicare Advantage monthly premium

  17. How to lower your generic drug copays

  18. How to lower your brand-name drug copays with Medicare

  19. How to lower your Medicare doctor copays

  20. How to Get Better Medicare Dental Coverage

  21. How To Get Better Medicare Hearing Coverage

  22. How to Get Better Medicare Vision Coverage

  23. When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur?

  24. How To Compare Medicare Plans

  25. When Can I Change My Part D Plan?

  26. 9 Important Dates for People on Medicare

  27. Healthcare SEP may benefit 15 million Americans

  28. Should I Switch My Medicare Plan?

  29. Five Reasons to Choose Medicare Advantage

  30. Do I Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

  31. Can I Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans?

  32. Best Medicare Supplement Plans

What Changes are Coming to Medicare in 2022?

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Jul 7, 2020

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What Changes are Coming to Medicare in 2022? Fall is the time of the year when CMS announces its adjustments to Medicare insurance costs and coverage for the upcoming year. Medicare beneficiaries have a month or so to review these changes, compare available plans, and make decisions about what’s best for their health care needs […]

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5 Things to Consider When Changing Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment

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Jul 7, 2020

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5 Things to Consider When Changing Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment If it’s fall, it’s the time of the year when Medicare beneficiaries review their current coverage and compare it to other available Medicare benefits plans. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives all Medicare enrollees the opportunity to make changes to their […]

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Can I Change My Prescription Drug Plan During Open Enrollment?

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Jul 7, 2020

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Can I Change My Prescription Drug Plan During Open Enrollment? Every year during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period from October 15th to December 7th, Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare coverage to better fit their health care and budget needs.  Enrollees can switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare or vice versa, choose a different […]

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Should I Change My Medicare Coverage During the Open Enrollment Period?

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Jul 7, 2020

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Should I Change my Medicare Coverage During the Open Enrollment Period? Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives Medicare enrollees the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare insurance coverage during the Open Enrollment Period (OEP).  Changing your Medicare benefits isn’t mandatory. If you’re satisfied with your coverage, you can keep the […]

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What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022?

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Jul 7, 2020

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What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022? Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces changes to Medicare coverage for the upcoming year. The news comes in time for Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The average Medicare Advantage (MA) premium is expected to be lower in 2022 at $19 […]

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Switching or Changing Your Medicare Plan

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Jul 7, 2020

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Switching or changing your Medicare plan Our health needs change as time goes on. That can become frustrating when we feel trapped in our Medicare plan. But there’s no need to feel trapped. Switching your Medicare plan may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help you find the right Medicare […]

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What is an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)?

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Jul 7, 2020

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What is an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)? Medicare-related terms can be a bit confusing, and when we start talking in acronyms, it can seem downright impossible. Let’s discuss the ANOC – an important document you’ll want to use wisely as you consider whether you need to change plans. An Annual Notice of Change  (ANOC) […]

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Important Dates for Medicare Recipients

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Jul 7, 2020

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Important Dates for Medicare Recipients When it comes to Medicare, it seems that there are a lot of things to keep track of. You’ll need to know when to sign up, how and when to make changes, and more. More than 56 million Americans are currently enrolled in Medicare and need to keep their calendars […]

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What to do if your MA plan doesn’t cover care in your preferred hospital

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Jul 7, 2020

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What to do if your MA plan doesn’t cover care in your preferred hospital You may prefer to receive care from a particular hospital because of its reputation, your experience, or its proximity to your home. But, you may be disappointed to learn that it’s not included in your Medicare Advantage (MA) plan’s network of […]

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7 reasons to switch Medicare Advantage plans

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Jul 7, 2020

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It may seem obvious, but you don’t have to stay on a Medicare plan if it’s not meeting your needs. After all, a lot can change in a year

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Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list

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Jul 7, 2020

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Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list There are many reasons why you might be thinking about changing to a new Medicare Advantage plan. Whatever the reason, here are seven things you need to consider – brought together in our handy checklist. It could help you get more of […]

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What to do if your preferred doctor isn’t in your Medicare plan’s network

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Jul 7, 2020

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What to do if your preferred doctor isn’t in your Medicare plan’s network After building a relationship with a doctor who understands your medical needs and health history, you may not want to start all over with a new physician. If your Medicare Advantage (MA) plan’s network doesn’t include your preferred doctor, or if your […]

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How Medicare Advantage plans can help you see specialist without a referral

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Jul 7, 2020

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How Medicare Advantage plans can help you see specialists without a referral Many Medicare Advantage (MA) plans require you to visit your primary care physician (PCP) for a referral before seeing a specialist. If you’ve had to see specialists and have been frustrated by the process of getting your visits approved, you may consider switching […]

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How to reduce your Medicare out-of-pocket costs

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to reduce your Medicare out-of-pocket costs If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, you might be paying quite a bit in annual deductibles, monthly premiums, coinsurance, and copays. If your out-of-pocket costs last year were too high, you may want to explore your options. You may be able to lower your out-of-pocket […]

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What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include?

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Jul 7, 2020

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What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include? If you are close to 65 years old or under 65 with certain disabilities and getting ready to sign up for Medicare, you might be trying to decide whether a Medicare Advantage (Part C) policy is the right solution to your healthcare needs.  Medicare Advantage (MA) plans provide […]

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How to reduce your Medicare Advantage monthly premium

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to reduce your Medicare Advantage monthly premium Depending on your income and the Medicare Advantage (MA) plan you have, you could be paying hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in monthly premiums each year. If you’re paying a Part B premium and an additional premium for your Medicare Advantage plan, you may be able […]

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How to lower your generic drug copays

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to lower your generic drug copays Depending on the Medicare Advantage plan you have, how many medications you take and how often you take them, you may be feeling like you’re paying too much for generic prescription drugs. Regular dental exams, cleanings, fillings and x-rays can play a pivotal role in identifying and treating […]

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How to lower your brand-name drug copays with Medicare

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to lower your brand-name drug copays with Medicare Copays for brand-name prescription drugs can be much higher than generic medications. If a generic alternative isn’t available, or you need to take a brand-name drug for any reason, the cost of copays may add up.  If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription […]

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How to lower your Medicare doctor copays

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to lower your Medicare doctor copays Copays for doctor visits can add up, especially if you get injured, sick, or develop a chronic illness. Depending on the Medicare Advantage plan you belong to, you may be paying anywhere from $10 to $45 (or more) each time you visit your primary care physician or a […]

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How to Get Better Medicare Dental Coverage

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to Get Better Medicare Dental Coverage Regular dental care is important for everyone, but if you’re eligible for Medicare, you may be concerned about the limited dental coverage with Original Medicare or your current Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Regular dental exams, cleanings, fillings and x-rays can play a pivotal role in identifying and treating […]

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How To Get Better Medicare Hearing Coverage

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Jul 7, 2020

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How To Get Better Medicare Hearing Coverage If you’re on Medicare and you’ve been paying too much for hearing exams, hearing aids, and related services, you’re not alone. Visiting your primary care doctor or an audiologist for hearing problems can lead to unexpectedly high medical bills. Thankfully, some Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may help cover […]

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How to Get Better Medicare Vision Coverage

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Jul 7, 2020

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How to Get Better Medicare Vision Coverage If you’re not satisfied with your current plan’s vision care coverage, consider switching to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan with more benefits, like routine eye tests, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. Switching plans now may save you money in the months and years ahead. Medicare Advantage plans can vary […]

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When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur?

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Jul 7, 2020

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When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur? When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur? When you become Medicare-eligible, you have two primary options for coverage: Original Medicare: includes hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B) Medicare Advantage: an all-inclusive plan that can package Part A, Part B and prescription drug coverage under one […]

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How To Compare Medicare Plans

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Jul 7, 2020

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How To Compare Medicare Plans The amount of Medicare options could overwhelm just about anyone. Finding the right plan for you can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help you figure out which plans fit your needs. Medicare plans offer affordable health coverage and better access to treatments. When you’re […]

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When Can I Change My Part D Plan?

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Jul 7, 2020

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When Can I Change My Part D Plan? When can I change my Part D plan? People of any age without drug coverage may tell you that an unexpected need for medications can lead to expensive medical bills. Medicare recipients may be at a higher risk for chronic medical conditions or illnesses that require regular […]

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9 Important Dates for People on Medicare

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Jul 7, 2020

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9 Important Dates for People on Medicare 9 important dates for people on Medicare to remember. When it comes to your Medicare coverage there are lots of things to keep track of. The names of your doctors and drugs. The bills for your deductibles and copays. And the times of the year when you can […]

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Healthcare SEP may benefit 15 million Americans

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Jul 7, 2020

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Healthcare SEP may benefit 15 million Americans Last week, President Joe Biden announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that could benefit millions of uninsured Americans. The executive order, signed on January 28, 2021, re-opened the federal healthcare marketplace. Giving people who are currently uninsured, a 90 day window to enroll in a healthcare plan. Medicare beneficiaries […]

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Should I Switch My Medicare Plan?

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Should I Switch My Medicare Plan? Changing your Medicare insurance plan is a deeply personal choice that requires balancing budget-related concerns with your healthcare goals and needs. Once you are enrolled in Medicare, you may find that your current coverage simply no longer meets your needs. Understanding how to navigate your options may be the […]

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Five Reasons to Choose Medicare Advantage

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Jul 7, 2020

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Five Reasons to Choose Medicare Advantage We all want to save money on healthcare, especially as we get older. For many seniors, Original Medicare is a great choice to obtain quality healthcare, but Original Medicare sometimes comes with limitations or out-of-pocket expenses that get in the way of living well and comfortably. Thankfully, alternatives exist […]

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Do I Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

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Jul 7, 2020

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Do I Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period? With so many options, many Medicare recipients make an initial choice that just doesn’t meet their long-term needs. Whether you qualified for Medicare a year ago or 10 years ago, you may have experienced changes in your health and well-being. The good news is that you can […]

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Can I Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans?

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Can I Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans? Saving money is one of the keys to building and maintaining wealth, and successful savers are always looking for ways to cut costs. This can be especially true as we get older, but the good news is that you might be able to save when it comes […]

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Best Medicare Supplement Plans

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Jul 7, 2020

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Best Medicare Supplement Plans If you are one of the 64 million people in the United States with Medicare coverage, or will soon be eligible, you may have heard about Medicare Supplement plans, also known as Medigap plans. Medicare Supplement, or Medigap, policies cover co-payments, coinsurance, deductibles, and some extra benefits that your Original Medicare […]

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