Medicare, Open Enrollment; What to Know, By Nila Bair
Looking to change your Medicare plan for 2019? Well, open enrollment is right around the corner and now is an ideal time to review your coverages and prescription needs. Individuals will have time to adjust their plan starting October 15th through December 7th. Any changes will go into effect January 1, 2019.
So, what does this mean for seniors that already have a plan in place? It means that if you have been frustrated with the coverage you’ve had from your current Medicare plan, you can change it to either Original Medicare (Part A, Part B, Part D) or do an Advantage Plan (Part C). However, don’t be rash in your decision. Take a look at your current needs and potential future needs for 2019.
It’s best to do your research. That would include reading up on various plans on Medicare.gov, talking to your senior friends and family that use Medicare, and if you know a trusted professional, reach out to them.
Nila Bair is a senior care consultant and marketing manager for Encompass Health. She has been empowering and educating seniors and their families for over 2 years. Her passion for senior care shines through in her commitment to providing the best care and education possible for both her residents and families. Dementia, Alzheimer’s Awareness, and Memory Care are one of her biggest platforms she wants to educate people on, as her grandmother was a victim of Alzheimer’s and her mom recently passed due to advanced vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s, and congestive heart failure.