Your Top 5 Questions About Annual Enrollment Period Answered
Would you like to have a better understanding about the “Annual Enrollment Period” you keep hearing of? Well, we have some encouraging news for you - Medicare doesn’t have to be confusing anymore. Follow along to learn about what Annual Enrollment Period is, top questions from patients, and how to take advantage before it’s too late!
Q: What are the dates for Annual Enrollment Period?
A: Every year, you have the opportunity to join, change, or drop a Medicare plan from October 15 through December 7.
Q: Why do I need a primary care provider?
A: Regular visits with your primary care provider is one of the best ways to identify and treat health problems before they worsen. Your provider is there to assess your overall health and help you maintain and track progress towards your health goals.
Q: Why do I need an insurance agent and how do they help me?
A: Insurance agents are available to simplify your enrollment process and support you from start to finish. Village Health Partners offers a free service to pair you with a dedicated agent who has a full understanding of which insurance plans your primary care provider accepts and can provide further guidance to help you decide on the best option for your needs.
Q: What are the specifics around Part D and why is it so complicated?
A: Part D is insurance coverage for supplemental drugs. To qualify for Part D, an individual must already be enrolled in Parts A and B. Aside from the co-pays, monthly premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses associated with Part B, Part D can have these additional costs as well. Part D can also include a permanent late penalty fee depending on when enrollment is completed.
Q: How do I take the next step in Medicare enrollment?
A: With the start of Annual Enrollment Period just days away, we encourage you to take the opportunity to learn all you can about your available options. Do you have more questions about how to get started with Medicare enrollment? Please take advantage of the Village Health Partners Medicare Hotline by giving us a call at 1-888-270-7200. We extend this service as a courtesy to you at no charge. Our dedicated team is here to fully support you throughout the entire enrollment process. We hope to hear from you soon!