It is Medicare Open Enrollment time again and that means time for another refresher on what that expression means. If you are age 65 or over you are probably by now being bombarded with mail urging you to purchase a plan. It is important to know the facts behind the glossy brochures and whether you need to act at all.
By the way, do not get Medicare Open Enrollment confused with Open Enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace. The Marketplace is for younger folks who are also not on Social Security Disability for two years and it probably deserves a separate column. The two “Open Enrollment” dates are different.
Here are FAQ’s for Medicare Open Enrollment.
If you are confused, get help. The Chester County APPRISE program staffed by volunteers, is excellent. It can be contacted at 610-344-6035.
Esquire, Colliton Law Associates, P.C. Janet Colliton has practiced law for over 38 years, 37 of them in Chester County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Her practice, Colliton Law Associates, PC, is limited to elder law, Medicaid, including advice, applications and appeals, and other benefits planning including Veterans benefits, life care and special needs planning, guardianships, retirement, and estate planning and administration.